Edith “Irene” Hoffman

January 25, 1941 ‒ May 29, 2018

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Green Camp, Ohio

Edith “Irene” Hoffman, age 77, of Marion, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

On January 25, 1941, Irene was born in Marion, Ohio, the oldest of four children of the late Daniel Robert and Erma P. (Jones) Ross.  She graduated from Green Camp High School in the class of 1959.

Immediately following graduation, Irene married the love of her life, John E. “Eddie” Hoffman, on June 20, 1959.  Together they shared forty two years of marriage, lovingly raising four children.  They also enjoyed gardening together, with John tending to their rose bushes and Irene their violets and pansies.  He preceded her in death on October 16, 2001.

A loving homemaker, Irene was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family.  She was an especially great cook and baker, always spoiling her family with their favorites.

A woman of faith, Irene was formerly a member of the Word of Life Christian Center.  For many years, she also volunteered at the Mark Street Preschool, and she helped with the Girl Scouts and Brownie Clubs.

Very outgoing and fun loving, all of Irene’s grandchildren lovingly referred to her as “Silly Grandma.”  They never knew what she would do next, such as “dance down the aisles of the grocery store.”

Irene had a way of touching people’s lives and had a light in her soul that other people were drawn to.  She will be cherished in our hearts always.

Irene will be dearly missed by her four children: Vickie (Stan) Sparks Jr. of Marion, Valerie (Eric) Olson of Belle Center, Daniel (Crystal) Hoffman, and Michael Hoffman, both of Marion; 8 grandchildren: Krista (Ben) Myers, Andrea (Eric) Marshall, Eric Olson, Aaron Olson, Teri (Matt) Shipley, Josiah, Jeanine, and Jabez Hoffman; 6 great-grandchildren: Caleb and Elijah Myers, Ethan Marshall, and Adrian, Brooke, and Jacob Shipley; three siblings: Elaine Hinton of Mansfield, Robert (Linda) Ross of Cardington, and Nancy (Robert) Landon of Prospect; a brother-in-law, Paul (Carol) Hoffman of Caledonia; a sister-in-law, Ada Pauline Thacker of Marion; numerous nieces and nephews; and by her beloved cat, Princess Gwendolyn.

Including her husband and parents, Irene was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law: John and Isabelle Hoffman; and two brothers-in-law: Larry Hinton and Raymond Hoffman.

Her family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  Services honoring her life will also be held there at 11 a.m. on Monday, with Pastors Perry Payne and Tom Stimson officiating.  Burial will follow in Waldo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made the Salvation Army, 317 W Church St, Marion, OH 43302, or to the Homeless To Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary, 1745 Marion Waldo Rd., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Irene’s family and your memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Irene was such a sweet lady. She was always smiling.

  • To The Hoffman Family… It’s so hard to lose someone you love, and though words can’t take away the sadness you feel, I want to tell you that I care very deeply about you and all that you’re going through. May you find peace and comfort in the treasured memories of her and strength in each other’s love throughput this very difficult time. Love you all very much, Ella Holt

  • DAN AND CRYSTAL AND IRENES FAMILY, I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR SADNESS AND LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER .ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW IRENE , BUT FEEL SURE SHE MUST HAVE BEEN A WONDERFUL LADY, YOU WILL MISS HER SO VERY MUCH. KEEP YOUR MEMORIES OF HER IN YOUR HEART AND BE CLOSE TO HER OFTEN. GOD SURELY MUST HAVE WELCOMED HER INTO HIS ARMS . MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU TODAY AND DAYS TO FOLLOW. I LOVE YOU, AUNT LINDA

  • From one Hoffman to my family of Hoffmans I extend my condolences. Although I didn’t know Aunt Irene I can feel your loss. Keep your memories close and talk about her often so others will always know her through you. Raymond’s daughter, Cindy (Hoffman) Silcox

  • Vic, Val , Danny, Mike….I just found out that your mom passed away. My heart is broken. If I had known I would of been to calling hours/funeral. Your mom was so special to me. She is now in heaven with your dad and my mom and Dad. My deepest sympathy. Sending love and prayers. Love Debbie and Steve Aldridge.