John A. DeHoff, age 78, passed away December 3, 2010 in Phoenix, Az. John was born in Topeka, Kansas and raised in the Topeka and Leavenworth areas. He graduated from high school in Leavenworth, Kansas and later served in the U.S. Army. Following his military service he returned to Kansas attending the University of Kansas completing his Masters and P.H.D. in Business. He then began working for J.C. Penny Company. John began his teaching career at Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri and later taught at Washington University in St. Louis and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. From 1971 to 1986 he taught at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois retiring in 1986. During 1980 - 1981 John worked with his brother Joe in gold mining near Aguila, Az. He came back to Arizona in 1992 settling in Peeples Valley. John was involved in the construction remodeling of the Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church and designed and constructed the Chancel Cross in the church. He enjoyed cars particularly his 1971 Mustang convertible and was a skill craftsman, designing and constructing stain glass works and also remodeling and building homes. John was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph DeHoff in 2005 and George DeHoff in 1934. He is survived by his wife Mary DeHoff of Peeples Valley, children Sally Boster (Stephen) and Douglas DeHoff both of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Kimra Sigler, Sister in law Dorris DeHoff of Woodlands, Texas, and sisters Margie Wilkinson of Houma, LA., and Marilyn Smith (Paul) of Plano, Texas, grandchildren: Joshua David Boster and Jackson Charles Boster, Glen & Edith Sigler. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 5th at 2:00 PM at Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church in Yarnell.