Mrs. Glendora Hoff Dies – Teacher in Liberia and Nigeria

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The death is announced of Mrs. Glendora Lauretta Bunch Hoff, a prominent Liberian teacher, which sad event occurred at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  She was in her 77th year.

She spent many years in the classroom, teaching English, Math, History and other subjects.

At the outbreak of the Liberian Civil War she traveled to Nigeria, where she continued teaching Nursery and Kindergarten classes at the Bloomsdale School in Lagos.  After the war she returned home and continued teaching elementary and junior high classes at the Mason Center near the Old Road Short Cut Junction.

Mrs. Glendora Hoff later joined the Bethel Cathedral at Tubman Boulevard, Congo Town, Monrovia (now Harvest Cathedral) and worked with its children’s ministry, where she helped organize and manage several camps for the cathedral’s youth.

In 1969 she was joined in holy matrimony with Mr. Jallah K. Prall, a prominent Liberian banker working at the time with the Bank of Monrovia, Harbel Branch.  This union was blessed with a son, who predeceased his parents.   

She later befriended Mr. Peter Bemah, Disbursing Officer at the Ministry of Finance, later Assistant Minister of Finance and subsequently Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC).  Her union with Mr. Bemah was blessed with two children, Ms. Rena L. Bemah and Mr. Kenneth Bemah, both of whom currently live and work in the United States. 

Funeral arrangements 

On April 3, 2021, at 8 o’clock a.m. the body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor and taken to Harvest Cathedral, former Bethel Cathedral of Hope in Congo Town on Tubman Boulevard, for wake keeping.  The funeral commences that same morning at 11 a.m., followed by interment at the Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Crozierville, Montserrado County. Mrs. Glendora’s father, the Reverend Edward Julius Hoff, was an Episcopal priest who served in many churches, including Christ Episcopal in Crozierville.  He is also buried in the Christ Church Cemetery.

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