WOOSTER – W. Ernestine Teen HOFFMAN, 82 of Sunrise Assisted Living, formerly of Barbara Dr., Wooster died Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Sunrise.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster, OH, on Friday evening from 6-8:00 P.M.
Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry Black officiating. Interment will follow in Moreland Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Wooster Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 1134, Wooster, OH 44691.
Born Wilma Ernestine Johnson on May 15, 1926 in Kentucky, Teen later made her home with the James family of Moreland. She married her childhood sweetheart, Paul A. Hoffman, on September 14, 1946. He died on August 7, 2007.
Following graduation from Wooster High School in 1943 and marriage to Paul after his dischargge from the Navy, Teen accompanied Paul to Ohio State University where he earned a Pharmacy Degree. The couple then returned to Wooster where they built the family home on Barbara Drive and raised sons, Scott and Steve.
During Paul’s 40 year career as a pharmacist and store manager for Gray Drug/Rite Aid, Teen held a variety of jobs including stints as a medical records librarian at Wooster Community Hospital and as a departmental secretary at the College of Wooster. For many years, she ran a brisk home business featuring stained glass lamps, windows and other items which she designed and created. Together she and Paul volunteered for many years with Wooster Youth Baseball. Teen also regularly donated dozens of home baked cookies to People to People Ministries.
After retiring, Teen and Paul enjoyed walking, hiking, golfing and traveling, spending several months each year in Alabama and Georgia where both loved visiting their grandchildren. They spent their final few years together at Sunrise Assisted Living.
Teen always found time to reach out to others with a cheery card or visit, a word of encouragement, a touch of humor, or a batch of freshly made cowboy cookies. Above all, she valued her family, and she especially prized her relationship with her grandsons. Her generous spirit, unfailing enthusiasm and contagious sense of fun will be greatly missed.
Teen is survived by sons Scott of Conyers, GA and Steve (Sharon) of Millersburg; grandsons Brennan and Brian of Georgia; sisters-in-law Ruth Butler of Wooster and Helen Culbertson of Akron; and nieces and a nephew.
In addition to her husband, Teen was preceded in death by brothers-in-law Wayne Hoffman, Glenn Butler and John Culbertson, sister-in-law Treva Hoffman, niece Mabel Hoffman and daughter-in-law Rebecca Hoffman.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living for their loving care.
People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Wooster Youth Baseball, PO Box 1134, Wooster, OH 44691
Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home
Friday evening, August 22, 2008 from 6-8:00 P.M.