Esta M. Hoffer, 91, MCHS cafeteria worker, Manheim Lioness Club charter member

By on November 15, 2017


Esta M. Hoffer, 91, of Manheim passed away peacefully at her granddaughter’s home on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Born in Clay Township, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Mary Zell Enck. She was the wife of the late Elam S. Hoffer, who died in 2010.

In her earlier years, Esta worked at the former Noggles Garment Factory, Manheim. She also worked in the cafeteria at the Manheim Central High School and the former Manheim Garment Factory. Esta was a member of Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, Manheim where she attended Men’s and Ladies Bible class. She was also a charter member of the Manheim Lioness Club.

Surviving is a granddaughter: Lisa M. Seiders companion of Jack Phillips of Manheim; a great-grandson: Alexander William Seiders of Manheim; and a sister: Elsie Armer of Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by eight brothers: Gilbert, Richard, Adam Jr., James, Eugene, Leon, John, and Charles Enck; and three sisters: Betty Keener, Anna Mae Grassel, and Mary Kline.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at Ruhl’s United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim on Friday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. There will be a public viewing at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and again at the church on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Brickerville Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.

To send the family online condolences, visit The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, is in charge of the arrangements.

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