Corda A. (Wagner) Hoffman

Corda A. (Wagner) Hoffman, 81, of Elizabethtown, passed on Aug. 14, 2014, surrounded by her family at Hershey Medical Center.

Corda, originally from McClure, was the daughter of Aaron Romig and Sarah Odessa (Treaster) Wagner. Corda was the loving sister to Quentin T. (deceased), Cecil J. and Victor C.W. Wagner (deceased). She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles R. Hoffman, in May 1987.

Chuck and Corda had three daughters, Pamela Shaeffer and husband, Gregory, of Harrisburg, Patricia Dalton and husband, Edmund, of Lancaster, and Penelope Hoffman, of Reedsville.

Caring for family and putting others before herself was how Corda lived.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Sarah Keene and husband, Richard, of Camp Hill, Daniel Ferguson, of Harrisburg, Aaron and Carrie Dalton, of Lancaster, Christopher Shaeffer and wife, Dana, of Delran, New Jersey, and Michael Shaeffer and wife, Alicia, of Harrisburg.

Corda loved spending time and hearing all about her eight great-grandchildren.

Corda is also survived by four nieces, a special family friend, Sally, among many, many others who loved spending time and memories with her.

Corda always had a special place in her heart for her ex-son-in-law, Robert Ferguson, of Reedsville. She was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law and an infant niece.

Corda was from McClure, however, spent many years living in Lancaster with Patti, Ed, Aaron and Carrie. She made this her home and loved having the chance to watch her grandchildren grow. She took every opportunity possible to talk Ed into eating at Louie’s Family Restaurant. Corda was blessed to have the opportunity to attend the adult day program at Landis Homes where she made many new friends. Corda eventually moved to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown. She cared for the staff almost as much as they cared for her.

Corda always loved talking about the farm she owned with Chuck. She loved telling stories about the trouble the girls would create while they were supposed to be helping with farm work.

Corda was the President of McClure’s Women’s Club and part of the McClure Centennial Committee in 1967. She sang in the choir and helped to teach Bible school at Trinity Lutheran Church. Corda loved the time she spend as a volunteer at Lewistown Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital. Corda drove a school bus after she married Chuck. She also loved the time she spent at Ohesson Manor. She was one of the first who worked there to gain the certification of CNA.

Corda will be remembered by those who loved her because of her love for John Wayne, McDonald’s coffee, John Jakes, the New York Yankees, Pavoratti, clowns, the Civil War, Dairy Queen soft serve, the Price is Right, the soaps, the farm, her birds Emmit and Kelly and the Nittany Lions.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Trinity Lutheran Church in McClure, with Pastor Lisa Schuster officiating. After the service, burial will take place in the Wagner Methodist Church Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. today, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown Arlene M. Hughes Caring Endowment Fund through the office of Gift Planning Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022, phone number, 367-1121.

Arrangements are by Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown.