Miriam Adele Hoffman, 79, of Ephrata, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in presence of family.
Born May 14, 1939 in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Paul S. Wenger and Bertha (Sensenich) Wenger. She was the loving wife of Paul R. Hoffman, Sr. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 1st of this year.
In addition to her husband, Miriam is survived by four children, Paul R. Hoffman Jr., husband of Barbara, Lancaster, PA, Dennis L. Hoffman, Ephrata, PA, Darlene J. Gingrich, wife of Kevin, Ephrata, PA and Michelle L. Hoffman, Lititz, PA.
Miriam was known as Maw Maw by her three grandchildren and two great-grandsons, which she adored. Chad M. Gingrich (husband of Kaity) San Diego, CA, Ashley N. Lewis (wife of Tyler) Akron, PA, Jessica A. Di Paolo (wife of Etienne) Ephrata, PA and great-grandsons, Cooper J. Lewis and Cayden P.
Di Paolo. Also, survived by sister R. Yvonne Enck, wife of M. Douglas Enck, Ephrata, PA.
Miriam was preceded in death, by her parents and brother James S. Wenger.
Miriam loved her family and countless friends and to know her was to love her. Miriam was a sweet, caring and generous person and had a remarkable faith and never once questioned God’s grace.
Memorial service will be held at her church, Lititz Mennonite Church, 165 Front Street, Lititz on Sunday, July 1, 2018 with Pastor Rodney Martin officiating. All may greet the family from 4:00 until the time of the service starting at 5:00. A reception to follow in the church social hall as family and friends are invited to attend to celebrate Miriam’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lititz Mennonite Church in her name or Hospice & Community Care of Lancaster.
To leave on line condolences please visit: www.CremationLancasterPA.com.
Jessica DiPaolo …. I am so sorry for your loss. Maw Maw was such a kind, caring, and compassionate woman. My condolences and love to you and your family.
I Corinthians says: The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [d]asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
She is happy and blessed, free of pain and suffering. We have the hope of the coming of Jesus when we shall see her again.