Jean Mitchell Hoffecker

  • Born: September 9, 1922
  • Died: April 1, 2019
  • Location: Lititz, Pennsylvania

R.T. Foard & Jones, Inc.

122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711

Tel. (302) 731-4627

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Jean by adding your memories and photos.

Jean M. Hoffecker, 96, went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 1, 2019 from United Zion Retirement Community. She has been reunited with her husband, Lee C. Hoffecker, Jr. with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Also meeting her there are her parents Clarence Ogden and Margaret Crossan.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Trimble, Lititz, PA., and three sons, John (JC) Hoffecker (Anna) Johnstown, CO, Roger (Martha) New Straitsville, OH, and Benjamin (Gail) Smyrna, DE.; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her son, Lee C Hoffecker, III and her brother, Clarence (Sonny) Crossan.

A true Proverbs 31 woman, Jean provided and cared for her family as a farm wife and mother. Never idle, she crocheted, sewed, and crafted her entire life. She kept the books for the family farm and Agway businesses working long into the evening and rising early in the morning to tend a large garden. She canned and froze vegetables so that here was never a lack of nutritious food. She taught Sunday school for many years and served on the board of Women Aglow. She volunteered at Broadmeadow School when her two youngest attended. A virtuous woman, she guided her family in moral principles, teaching forgiveness and loving kindness. She was deeply impacted by a spiritual rebirth in the 1970's which brought her great joy.

Her family wishes to express much appreciation for the love, attention, and care shown to our mother during her years at United Zion Retirement Community and most especially during her final years and most recent days.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019. Family and friends may begin the visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at Gracelawn Memorial Park.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Margaret, JC, Roger, and Benjamin, your mother was beautiful on the inside and outside! Jean and Lee were friends with my parents, Virginia and Dale Nichol of Landenberg, PA. Mom and I attended your dad's funeral. Even though it was a sad time, your mom's faith in Jesus gave her such an aura of peace.
Mom's friend, Harriett Esham in Wilmington, DE, sent me Jean's obituary from the News Journal. What a lovely job you did, describing what a loving, hardworking "true Proverbs 31 woman" Jean was. You must miss her and Lee terribly, as I miss my parents, but what a wonderful reunion awaits in heaven. If this photo goes through, it shows your mom at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration on 10/28/1994.

Posted by Mrs. Betty (B.J.) Connor - Salisbury, NC - Family Friend   April 16, 2019

Margaret, JC, Roger, and Benjamin, I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom was my mom's (Virginia Worth Nichol) maid of honor. If this works, here's a photo of Jean in my parents' wedding party on 10/28/1944.

Posted by Betty Jo (B.J.) Connor - Salisbury, NC - Family Friend   April 16, 2019

So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Although we haven't seen or communicated with the Hoffecker side of the family these many years I did keep somewhat informed about everyone through my sister Shirley (Wilson) Thurber. Just recently we were reminiscing about the visits to Aunt Mollie's and Uncle Lee's farm, Lee Jr. and Jean's building of their home and subsequent visits there. Ironically my wife's Uncle, Clyde Roberts, attended church with Jean and Jr.. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family

Posted by Robert Wilson - Newark, DE - Family Friend   April 16, 2019

Roger,Your friend Tina Knox
Please know you and your family is in my Prayers. May God carry you through and give you strength.

Posted by Tina Knox Knox - New Lexington, OH - Friend   April 04, 2019

I feel so fortunate to have known Jean. She was a wonderful woman and we will miss her at UZRC.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Kimberly Zepp - Lititz, PA - Friend   April 03, 2019

Margaret so sorry for the loss of your mother.

Posted by Janet Brown - Lancaster, PA - Family Friend   April 03, 2019

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