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Susan Katherine Liebold Klotz Hoffman

September 27, 1927 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Susan Katherine Klotz Hoffman Obituary


OLEAN - Susan Katherine, of Eden Heights and previously of both 730 Prospect Street in Olean and of Lime Lake in Machias, passed away peacefully January 15, 2024.

Born September 27, 1927, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of Rupert & Hazel Liebold.  On July 16, 1946, she married Kenneth Edward Klotz in Elma.

Susan was the payroll administrator for Iroquois Central School district for 25 years.  After retiring, she and Ken moved from Elma, to Lime Lake where they lived in the summers and traveled in the winters, eventually traveling to all 50 of the United States.  Susan and Kenneth celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2006, and he passed in January 2007.  On October 3, 2013, she married Lawrence Hoffman who predeceased her in 2016.

Susan was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elma.  She was an accomplished handwork craftsman who enjoyed to needlepoint and knit.  She took pride in her gift of 1,075 newborn hats she knit for the Olean General Hospital nursery.

Surviving are a daughter, Ellen (William) Bathurst of Olean, a daughter-in-law, Valerie (George) Copping of Williamsburg, Va., six grandchildren Cheryl Klotz of Seattle, Wa., Timothy (Claire Wilkie) Klotz of London, England, Susanna (James) Stitt of Olean, Kevin (Suzanne) Copping of Salida, Co., Elizabeth Bathurst of Olean, and Kevin (Megan) Ernest of Williamsburg, Va., eleven great-grandchildren William Bathurst, Reagan and Talan Stitt, Kamdyn McClain, Thomas Klotz, Adara MacDonnell, Felix, River, Aiden, Lorelei, and Fisher Ernst, and a sister, Nancy Lund of East Aurora.

Susan was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and their son, Thomas Kenneth, her brother, Rupert Liebold and his wife Betty.

There will be no visitation. The funeral service and interment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elma, later this Spring.

Flowers gratefully declined.  Memorials may be made to the Olean Family YMCA or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Guenther Funeral Home, Inc. 1303 E. State St. Olean.

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