Right Section Row 2 Grave 22 Text: Missionary nurse. Beloved wife of Rolla E. Hoffman M.D. "Pure religion before god. The father is this to visit the fatherless & widows in their affliction, to keep unspotted from the world." James 1:27 From http://nwda.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv40026 (accessed 11.11.2014) "Guide to the Rolla Hoffman Papers 1915-1957" Rolla Edwards Hoffman, medical missionary for the United Presbyterian Church in the USA, served in Iran for 42 years. Dr. Hoffman was born in Leipsic, Ohio in 1887. He graduated from Berea College in 1908, spent the first year of medical school at American Medical Missionary College, and received his M.D. from Western Reserve University in 1913. He worked in Tehran during 1915-1916, 1932-1933, and 1940-1942. He was in charge of the American Hospital in Meshed from 1916-1947 and the Christian Hospital in Resht from 1948-1957. In 1919, Dr. Hoffman married Helen Easton, a nurse working in Iran. They had two children, Elizabeth and Harriet. Helen Hoffman died in 1949. Dr. Hoffman married Dr. Adelaide Kibbe Frame, widow of Dr. John Davidson Frame and a medical missionary with 28 years of service in Iran, in 1950.