Alva M. Hoffee
1936 Directory of the City of
DeSoto, Jefferson Co., MO
Dr. Alvie M. Hoffee,
Dentist, Tel. 200, 228 A. S. Main
Dr. A. M. Hoffee D.D.S.
Joyce Hoffee Donahue)
Dr. Hoffee graduated from
High school where he played
football while Mr. Poole was coach. He graduated from St.
School about 1925. He started his
practice in DeSoto and in 1929 married Alta
They had two children, Joyce born in 1930 and Andrew Edward born in 1941. Dr. Hoffee served in the U. S. Dental Military Reserves. During the depression years he was the
dentist for the men at the CCC camp that were building
State Park. During the Korean War he was notified to report for possible
service. After taking the physical examination and waiting several months he
was told that because of his age and years of practice he would serve as a
Colonel, if called. As it turned out
Dr. Hoffee was not called for duty.
Dr. Hoffee was committed to his
Christian values of serving others. Many
times he got up in the middle of the night and went to his office to care for a
person with a toothache and often drove them home.
Dr. Hoffee loved his church, his
Masonic activities and Rotary Club. He
loved to hunt and fish. He was a wonderful Christian gentleman. He was a deacon
and served as chairman of the building committee of the
for the construction of the new sanctuary.
He served as a member of the DeSoto school board for many years and
worked to promote better education for the children of DeSoto. Dr. Hoffee
practiced dentistry in DeSoto until his death in 1959 at age 56.