Mary Elizabeth (Coffman) Hoffman, 97, passed away at her home in Vintage Park, December 18, 2020. She is survived by two sons, Dean Meyer (Shirley), Apache Junction, AZ and Bill Hoffman (Sue) Lee’s Summit, MO; five grandchildren Skip (Shannon) Meyer, Oelwein, IA, Jacki Lee (Scott) Rodgers, Evans, GA, Angela Meyer, Corydon, IA, Emily (Josh) Stephenson, Des Moines, IA, and Nick Meyer, Cedar Falls, IA; twelve great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, as well as two sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, many friends, especially her best friend of 65 years, Lillian Leonard. Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ross, her sister Eloise, a son Gary Meyer and her husband Jim of 52 years.
Mary spent many years as a homemaker, raising and nurturing her boys. She was a cashier at Silsby’s Supermarket in Corning while Jim was a meat cutter and the older boys stocked shelves and did carry out. She enjoyed auctions – so much so that she was able to buy both the house in town and the farm in that manner – stories the whole family was proud to tell. While living in town Mary worked at the high school in the library and assisted in many school organizations. She especially enjoyed her work with the foreign exchange students. A member of Eastern Star, she also worked with Rainbow Girls through the years.
Mary retained her active lifestyle while living in the country and loved being a farm wife. She was in the thick of things, helping with chores right beside Jim, keeping the books on the cattle, cooking meals for the helpers, being the gate opener and closer. After his death in 2002, it was a natural step to begin to downsize and in 2005 Mary moved to Vintage Park in Lenox. Since her time there she was busy as a tenant representative, coffee club member, and prayer warrior.
Mary’s faith sustained her through difficult times in her and her family’s lives. She often asked why she was allowed to live so long – our answer was always because we needed her to pray for us. May she rest in peace, safe in the arms of her Lord and Savior.
Private Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday December 22, 2020 at the Corning United Methodist Church with Pastor LeAnn Robine officiating. Mary’s Son, Dean Meyer will give the Eulogy. The service will be webcast on the Corning United Methodist Church facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CorningUnitedMethodistChurch/. A public Burial Service will be at noon at Prairie Rose Cemetery. The public is invited to join the family for a luncheon and fellowship at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Corning Community Center. Open visitation will be 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the Church on Tuesday. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Corning is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Vintage Park and/or the Corning United Methodist Church. Memories may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
This private funeral will be webcast on the Corning United Methodist Church facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CorningUnitedMethodistChurch A public burial service will be at 12:00 P.M.