Aftin Thofson was born on Feb. 24, 1983, in Mason City, Iowa. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Grace Lutheran Church in Kingman.
She graduated from Kingman High School in 2001. She married Larry Ellis in 2006. Aftin spent her life working with children and adults with special needs.
She leaves behind her beautiful children, Aaliyah and Alden; parents, Mitchell and Barbara Thofson; sisters, Amber O'Banion and Alicia Thofson Fillion; brother, Tyler Thofson; grandmother, Marietta Stacey; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Aftin's heart was giant, as those whose lives she touched would witness. She was always helping others, making sacrifices of herself. She went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home, 1701 Sycamore Ave.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Praise Chapel, 419 Harrison St., Kingman. A memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church in Glenville, Minn., at a future date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be available for her children.