James B. Hoffer

August 14, 1949 - August 26, 2021
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Maplewood Cemetery


, Spencerville, OH, 45887

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Born: August 14, 1949
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Diane Winget posted on 8/31/21

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Diane Winget posted on 8/31/21

I first met Jim at Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was a faithful attender and always friendly. His smile was infectious. My deepest sympathies to his family.


Pam Conine posted on 8/31/21

Jim was quite a joy to work with at Westinghouse. He was always so pleasant. He was a loving guy who knew how to do his job well. He was not all work and no play, for he love to play when the time was right. Working with Jim made the days go faster, and yet you could count on him when you needed help with something. I’m lifting Jim’s family up in prayer, giving you hugs and remembering the good times with Jim. Pam Conine


Rae posted on 8/29/21

Worked with Jim at Westinghouse & always serious about his job there, and always ready to help where needed. Just a happy guy who loved his wife Carol, & his kids, his brothers & sisters, who he spoke affectionately of quite often. Jim’s picture here describes his happy demeanor & his ornery smile, knowing he had just pranked someone. He loved life & loved those who who were lucky enough to be around him. My prayers to his family