Olive M. Hoffman

Olive M. Hoffman, 83, of McAlisterville, died at 9:25 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at her home.

Born on June 8, 1931, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late J. Bruce Sr. and Olive (Orwan) Miller. On Aug. 29, 1951, she married her surviving husband, Robert E. Hoffman, with whom she shared nearly 63 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her children, Barbara Hoffman, of McAlisterville, Tom Hoffman and his wife, Teresa, of Middleburg, Stanley Hoffman and his wife, Tracey, David Hoffman and his wife, Darlene, all of Richfield; siblings, J. Bruce Miller, Jr. and his wife, Sara, Tom Miller and his wife, Roberta, David Miller and his, wife Margie, all of New Bloomfield, William Miller and his wife, Gloria, of Mifflintown, Martha Miller, of McAlisterville, Susan Arrowsmith, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandchildren, Nicole Gesselman and her husband, Todd, Bobbi Leister and her husband, Harold Jr., Curtis Hoffman and his wife, Kristen, Cheryl Maneval and her husband, Jason, Kate Kuhns and her husband Brett, Carly Ehrisman, Anna Greenholt and her husband, Lane, and Andrea Hoffman; and great grandchildren, Abigail Gesselman, Adrianne Gesselman, Ashley Gesselman, Devan Leister, Zane Leister, Haley Hoffman, Chase Hoffman, Jay Maneval, Sophia Maneval, Faith Maneval Jack Greenholt, Elaina Greenholt and

Averie Kuhns.

One brother, Charles Miller, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hoffman was a 1949 graduate of Green Park High School, and a 1951 graduate of Polyclinic School of Nursing, as well as an active member of Niemonds Independent Church, Richfield, where she served on church council, as secretary and treasurer and as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was also very active with the Special Olympics, the Mifflin-Juniata ARC, where she held several leadership positions, and was actively involved with the creation of the JAM House.

Olive was employed as a LPN for the Mengel’s Nursing Home and later the Zendt Home, both of Richfield.

She enjoyed bowling and taking walks, but spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, held a special place in her heart.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014, from the Niemonds Chapel, Lauver Valley Road, Richfield with the Rev. J. Arthur Mott and the Rev. Steven Osenga officiating. Interment will follow in the Niemonds Church Cemetery, Richfield.

Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville. There will be no viewing at the church.

For those that wish, memorial donations in Mrs. Hoffman’s memory, may be made to the Niemonds Church Cemetery Association, 1504 Hollow Road, Richfield, PA 17086, or to the Lewistown Home Health and Hospice: The Bridge, 305 Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Online tributes and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com.