James B. Hoffer, age 72 of Lima, passed at 11:58 a.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021 at St. Rita’s Mercy Health Care, Lima with his family beside him. He was born August 14, 1949 in Rarden, Ohio to the late Vernie and Millie Taylor Hoffer. On June 1, 1969 he married Carol Conner who passed on December 8, 2012.
Mr. Hoffer retired as an LPN and had worked at Lima Convalescent Home, Otterbein-Cridersville, and Shawnee Manor. Prior to him becoming a LPN, he had worked at Westinghouse in Lima. Earlier in life he had been part of a quilter club. He was very talented and created some very beautiful quilts. He also enjoyed collecting ‘Gone With the Wind’ memorabilia, cookie jars, and Mickey Mouse items. He was lovingly referred to as “Pap” by his grandchildren.
He is survived by 2 sons – Kevin Hoffer of Lima; James Kyle (Amy) Hoffer of Avon, Indiana; a daughter – Marianne Hall of Cridersville; 9 grandchildren – Arielle, Chloe (Stephen), Delaney, Emma, Kaleb, Asher, Calahan, Bentley, and Hayden; 2 brothers – Craig (Stephanie) Hoffer of Lima; Scott (Tina) Hoffer of Rarden, Ohio; and 2 sisters – Kimberly Hoffer of Russells Point; Connie (Travis) Harper of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by a daughter – Kristie Ann Hoffer; a brother – Gary Hoffer; and a sister – Sharon O’Quinn.
Funeral services will begin 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Donald E. Nichols will officiate. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, near Spencerville.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.