Thelma “Terry” Doyle Dill Hoffer

October 11, 1925 ‒ February 17, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Thelma “Terry” Doyle Dill Hoffer graciously passed away Friday, February 17, 2017. Born, October 11, 1925 in Springfield, TN., she was the daughter of James L. Doyle and F. Delphia Parker.

Terry, graduated from Mansfield Senior High School class of 1942, and started her career with Page Dairy Co., Swanson’s, Archway Cookie’s, and Mother Del Bakery, in Canada. Returning from Canada, Terry obtained her real-estate license working for Tom Maddox Co. and then becoming the broker of Terry Hoffer Realty, retiring in 1990. She was a member of and attended Park Ave and Berean Baptist Church.

Terry was the last surviving member of the original 1944 Beta Sigma Phi of Mansfield. She was devoted to her faith, family and was lovingly referred to as “Momma T” by her grand and great grandchildren.

She is survived by son John “Jay” Dill and Susan (Spence) Dill of Campobello, S.C., son D. Kenneth Dill and Joy (Ford) Dill of Kansas City, Mo., daughter Sallie Dill Cooper and Stephen Cooper of Mansfield, Oh. daughter Delphia Dill Hamms Mercurio and Jerry Mercurio of Cincinnati, Oh. Grandchildren: Heidi Hamms, Autumn Dill-Wigton, Tiffany Dill, Denver Dill, Amanda Hamms-Deye, Michael Dill and thirteen great grandchildren, sister Joyce Dudley of Dover New Philly, Oh., sister-in-law Dorothy Doyle of Mt Pleasant, S.C., Billy and Mae Hoffer of Mansfield and extended Hoffer and Doyle nieces, nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Joseph L. Hoffer,  John L. Dill,  sisters- Lottie Lantz, Agnes Stulpin, Daisy Jackson, brothers: George Doyle, Jeffery Doyle, James (Sonny) Doyle, Grandson: Corey Cooper, Son-in–law: Scott Hamms.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield. The service will begin promptly at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park in Ontario.

With great gratitude, and much appreciation the family would like to thank all the staff of Winchester Nursing Home, Ohio Health MedCentral Hospice, for the loving care they so graciously extended to mom in her final months with us.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Berean Baptist Church at the funeral.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and grant you and your family peace. I became to know Terry at the Waterford. She was a very good friend of my mother, Elaine Krupp, who passed away last June. I know they are playing dominos in heaven. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts.