Juanita Stackhouse Hoffer, 89, of Huntington, Ind., and formerly of Nappanee, Ind., died at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Norwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Huntington, where she had resided the last 3 years.
She was born March 15, 1923, in Etna Green, Ind., to Owen and Cleo Utter Stackhouse. She lived her lifetime in the Nappanee area.
Juanita graduated from Etna Green High School in 1941 and attended 1 year of college at Indiana University. She married Buell A. Hoffer on Jan. 26, 1946, in Etna Green. He preceded her in deathon March 6, 2009.
Mrs. Hoffer was a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Church of God where she had been involved in the WCSC and had been choir director. Her family was the love of her life and she loved feeding family and friends.
Juanita is survived by her daughter: Susan (Tim) Herrli, Elkhart, Ind.; sons: Timothy (Loretta) Hoffer, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mark (Beth) Hoffer, Huntington; grandchildren: Brandon (Melea) Hoffer, Bourbon, Ind.; Bryant (Amy) Hoffer, Indianapolis; Tanner and Trevor Herrli, Elkhart; Shelly (Robert) Goetz, Huntington; Lauren (Brian) Herrli-Warner, Indianapolis; step-grandsons: Matt Sundheimer, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Aaron Sundheimer, Indianapolis; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother: DeVoe Stackhouse.
Family and friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for 1 hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Mt. Tabor Church of God. Officiating will be Rev. Jeremy Grueser. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mt. Tabor Church of God.