Eileen Hoffman, age 85, went to be with her Lord on November 21, 2020 at Runk & Pratt at Smith Mountain Lake Retirement Community. Her husband Charles (Chuck) preceded her in death on November 26th, 2018. She leaves behind many friends and loving family.
Eileen is a native of Adams County Indiana. She was born to Clark and Emma Funk on October 30, 1935. She was a child of six siblings; four brothers and one sister. Eileen graduated from Adams Central High School in 1953. She was a cheerleader and active in many school activities.
Three of her siblings have preceded her in death, including her sister Norma Myers and two brothers Jerry Funk (wife Phyllis-surviving) and Leonard Funk (wife Bonnie-surviving).
She leaves behind two surviving brothers Larry Funk (wife Helen) and Kenneth Funk (wife Erma).
Eileen and Charles Hoffman were married on October 23, 1954. They have three children; Rick (wife Cheryl) of Johnstown, Colorado; Gary (wife Diane) of Rocky Mount, Virginia; and Cathy (husband James) of Harvest, Alabama.
Together they had seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Eileen retired from Central Soya after 27 years of service. She started in the Purchasing Department and was promoted to secretary to the Plant Manager. During her tenure in this position she worked for five different Plant Managers; and after the birth of her daughter, worked for the Director of Research.
After retiring from Central Soya, Eileen and Charles moved to Sun City, Arizona. She was employed at the Banner/Sun Health Child Development Center for five years. She then transferred to the Rehabilitation Department. While in Sun City, she worked for fifteen years before taking a final retirement. Eileen and Charles spent 25 years in Arizona before returning to Decatur, where they resided in a villa at Woodcrest.
Eileen loved to cook and was active with golf and other recreational activities such as horseback riding, billiards and bowling.
Before moving to Arizona, they attended the United Church of Christ in rural Decatur. Eileen and Charles were members of the Sun City Church of Palms while living in Arizona. She served on the board for six years, as well as, being involved in other church activities. She was also a member of Faith Fellowship Church, in Wirtz, Virginia where her son Gary and daughter-in-law Diane are pastors.
She believed family came first and that friends were very important. She lived her life caring for anyone in need.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 27, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams Street, Decatur, Indiana, with visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Preferred memorials: Attn. Pastor Gary Hoffman, Faith Fellowship Church Building Fund, 100 Wirtz Road, Wirtz Virginia 24184.
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