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Barbara Hoffman

February 20, 1934 — January 17, 2015

Barbara Lee Hoffman, age 80, of Holgate, died at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate on Saturday, January 17, 2015.

Her Legacy… She was born February 20, 1934 to Karl and Donna (Hull) Dickman in Defiance. Barbara graduated from Defiance High School in 1952 and received her teaching degree from Defiance College. On March 26, 1960, she married Paul L. Hoffman. Barbara was an elementary teacher at several schools including Stryker, Clawson, MI, Ayersville, and Holgate. She was an active member of Emanuel’s Christian Church, New Bavaria where she was a part of the Women’s Guild, and taught Sunday School and Bible School. She also helped deliver Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the William F. Helmke American Legion Auxillary Post 340, Henry County Retired Teachers Association, Eastern Star and a former member of Ohio Child Conservation League.

Her Family… Barbara is survived by her loving family: husband, Paul; children, Lisa (Jeff) Brown, Defiance and Andrew (Darlene) Hoffman, Holgate; grandchildren, Audra and Kurt Brown and Jay and Kirsten Hoffman.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Monday from 3-8 pm and 1 hour before the church service. The celebration of Barbara’s life will be on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 11:00am in Emanuel’s Christian Church, New Bavaria with Pastor Jason Walls and Reverend Ed Briggeman officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Township Cemetery on 16-C, New Bavaria. Contributions can be made in Barbara’s memory to Emanuel’s Christian Church or the Holgate Teachers Association Scholarship Fund.

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