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Dora Mae Hoffman

Van Wert, Ohio

April 23, 1940 - June 10, 2024

Dora Mae Hoffman Obituary

Dora Mae Hoffman, 84, of Ohio City passed away Monday morning, June 10, 2024 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. 

She was born on April 23, 1940, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of the late John ‘Fred’ and Phyllis L. (Prichard) Ainsworth. On September 6, 1959, she married John H. Hoffman who survives. 

Along with her husband, family survivors include her two sons, Todd H. Hoffman of Orland, Indiana and Travis H. (Makenzie) Hoffman of Van Wert; four daughters, Kelly J. (Jason) Parrish of Ohio City, Lisa M. (Dale) Butler of Ohio City, Sheri D. (Matt) Taylor of Van Wert, Leslie R. (Brian) Craft of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren, Ryan (Katie) Parrish, Ashley Parrish, Lauren Parrish, Whitney (Steve) Sealscott, Danielle (Andy) Parrish, Tisha Parrish, Chloe (Nathan) Butler, Livia (Kale) DeVoe, Claire (Mark) Butler, Ella (Ryan) Butler, Jayden (Ellen) Taylor, Brandt (Toni) Taylor, Harper (Mitch) Cromley, Trevor Craft, Tucker Craft, Kendall Hoffman and Ainsley Hoffman; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Mike (Connie) Ainsworth of Ohio City; one sister, Barbara Mager of Danbury, Texas. 

Mom worked 3rd shift at Teleflex for over 30 years. She was an extremely hard worker. During this time she developed several lifelong friendships. 

Raising her 6 kids was first and foremost the most important thing in her life. She made sure we wanted for nothing. 

She was a beautiful seamstress, excellent cook, loved classic country music and was a very creative decorator. 

Mom was a huge fan of basketball, especially Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans. She lived for March Madness. During this month we knew there was no time for small talk, only intense conversations about the games and the coaching. Her and dad were always very competitive when their teams played, the Spartans and the Hoosiers often staying up all night just to watch them battle it out. 

She enjoyed the opportunities to travel. Her adventures included a beautiful trip to Paris, with her good friend Emi, an anniversary trip with Dad to beautiful Hawaii with several other ornery couples, time spent at the lake, and of course many many years at her beloved Sanibel Island with her family and good friends Jim and Janet Chick. 

She had few words but huge actions of her love for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Ainsworth. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, 3 - 7 p.m., at the Van Wert Wassenberg Art Center.

In lieu of flowers and gifts please consider giving to the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center or the Ohio City Fire & E.M.S. Department. 

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com tribute wall.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Dora Mae Hoffman hosted by Cowan & Son Funeral Home.

Dora Mae Hoffman, 84, of Ohio City passed away Monday morning, June 10, 2024 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center. 

She was born on April 23, 1940, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of the late John ‘Fred’ and Phyllis L. (Prichard) Ainsworth. On September 6, 1959, she married John H. Hoffman who survives. 

Along with her husband, family survivors include her two sons, Todd H. Hoffman of Orland, Indiana and Travis H. (Makenzie) Hoffman of Van Wert; four daughters, Kelly J. (Jason) Parrish of Ohio City, Lisa M. (Dale) Butler of Ohio City, Sheri D. (Matt) Taylor of Van Wert, Leslie R. (Brian) Craft of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren, Ryan (Katie) Parrish, Ashley Parrish, Lauren Parrish, Whitney (Steve) Sealscott, Danielle (Andy) Parrish, Tisha Parrish, Chloe (Nathan) Butler, Livia (Kale) DeVoe, Claire (Mark) Butler, Ella (Ryan) Butler, Jayden (Ellen) Taylor, Brandt (Toni) Taylor, Harper (Mitch) Cromley, Trevor Craft, Tucker Craft, Kendall Hoffman and Ainsley Hoffman; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Mike (Connie) Ainsworth of Ohio City; one sister, Barbara Mager of Danbury, Texas. 

Mom worked 3rd shift at Teleflex for over 30 years. She was an extremely hard worker. During this time she developed several lifelong friendships. 

Raising her 6 kids was first and foremost the most important thing in her life. She made sure we wanted for nothing. 

She was a beautiful seamstress, excellent cook, loved classic country music and was a very creative decorator. 

Mom was a huge fan of basketball, especially Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans. She lived for March Madness. During this month we knew there was no time for small talk, only intense conversations about the games and the coaching. Her and dad were always very competitive when their teams played, the Spartans and the Hoosiers often staying up all night just to watch them battle it out. 

She enjoyed the opportunities to travel. Her adventures included a beautiful trip to Paris, with her good friend Emi, an anniversary trip with Dad to beautiful Hawaii with several other ornery couples, time spent at the lake, and of course many many years at her beloved Sanibel Island with her family and good friends Jim and Janet Chick. 

She had few words but huge actions of her love for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Ainsworth. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, 3 - 7 p.m., at the Van Wert Wassenberg Art Center.

In lieu of flowers and gifts please consider giving to the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center or the Ohio City Fire & E.M.S. Department. 

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com tribute wall.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Dora Mae Hoffman hosted by Cowan & Son Funeral Home.

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