Shirley ‘Maude’ Irene Matthews Hoffman

Shirley “Maude” Irene Matthews Hoffman, 81, of Lewistown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at her home.

Born Jan. 11, 1936, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Harry R. Matthews and Etta Mae Bair.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her children, Bonnie Hoffman and Jesse D. Hoffman; a grandson, Jesse D. Hoffman Jr.; and seven siblings.

She is survived by: two grandchildren, Danielle Johnson and husband, Sean, of Granville, and Lori Hoffman and her companion, Brent Folk, of Lewistown; five great- grandchildren, Zachary, Kameron, Libby, Theresa, and Liam; two siblings; and a daughter-in-law, Shirley A. Hoffman, of Lewistown.

Shirley was known as “Maude” to her close friends and “Mom-Mal” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She liked to play cards, work jigsaw and crossword puzzles, plant flowers, and read western romance novels. Above all else, Mom- Mal loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her face would light up a room when any of them were with her. She was a wise woman with a huge heart and will be dearly missed.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, handled the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to: Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or to: Home Nursing Agency, 129 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hellerhoenstine funeralhome.com.