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Posted on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

March 15, 1923 - Jan. 2, 2013

HUNTINGTON — Juanita Stackhouse Hoffer, 89, of Huntington and formerly of Nappanee, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Norwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Huntington, where she had resided the last three years.

She was born March 15, 1923, in Etna Green 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 one year of college at Indiana University.

She married Buell A. Hoffer on Jan. 26, 1946, in Etna Green. He preceded in death March 6, 2009.

Mrs. Hoffer was a homemaker.

She was a member of Mount 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 of Elkhart; sons Timothy (Loretta) Hoffer of Indianapolis and Mark (Beth) Hoffer of Huntington; grandchildren Brandon (Melea) Hoffer of Bourbon, Bryant (Amy) Hoffer of Indianapolis, Tanner and Trevor Herrli, both of Elkhart, Shelly (Robert) Goetz of Huntington and Lauren (Brian) Herrli-Warner of Indianapolis; stepgrandsons Matt Sundheimer of Fort Wayne and Aaron Sundheimer of Indianapolis; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, DeVoe Stackhouse.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 4, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and for one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Mount Tabor Church of God. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeremy Grueser.

Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mount Tabor Church of God.