Manchester grad enjoys a “Super” Experience Taking Adams County patriotism to the state capitol John P Sininger Jo Ann Hayslip Harvey U Schrock Eunice G. Burgess Senior Profile: Kaulen St Michael Cox Racing returns to Brushcreek on April 2 Southern Hills Athletic Conference holds Winter Sports Awards ceremony Adams County provides multiple walking venues Adams County parks are tobacco-free Rhoads Memorial 5K Run/Walk is April 9 Peebles Elem. Staff of the Month Floyd E Maddy Raymond A Holt Derrick Poe Spencer E McFarland Mintie F Rogers Roberta Eylar Big Time Wrestling coming to NAHS Carl Tomlin CTC students help with storm clean-up Opening the door for high-tech jobs Jack R Slyger Thomas Stratton Jr Eastern Lady Warriors headed to Final Four Senior Profile: Logan Rogers Southern Hills Athletic Conference names 2016-17 All-Conference Basketball Teams Winchester PD continues assault on drugs Alonso joins Defender staff Sheriff to set up outpost in Manchester Johnson named OEDA Membership Chairperson Sherman E Young Ruth Jackman ‘Kitten Season’ comes to Ohio Manchester Council votes to disband PD Olde Wayside Inn under new management Two overdose on heroin Senior Profile: Ethan Parrett Adams/Brown Youth League holds postseason tourney Three nights of pain Furious rally falls short, Lady Devils again eliminated in Div. III district finals, 45-42 Oscar Moore Barbara J Finnegan Ohio Senate and House honor Miss Ohio USA Michael Eldridge Frances Towner Thelma R Williamson BREAKING NEWS: Manchester council votes to eliminate police department Before all dogs go to heaven Adaptive Bikes delivered in Adams County Adams County Junior Fair Market Hog Identification plans announced for 2017 Local couple takes ownership of two local businesses Jo Hanson to retire after nearly 50 years in banking Sierra Club, hero or villain? Greyhounds, Devils are runners-up in SHAC Tournaments Harold L Purdin Senior Profile: Jacob Wickerham 98-year old author publishes first book Early March storm packs destructive punch Jeeps rally in second half to end the Peebles season How about some post season awards? Thanks for all the great sports coverage PHS Principal hopes to expand students’ world view When spring becomes a promise Greg Lorenz Clay shoots the lights out, shoots down Greyhounds’ season Senior Profile: Savannah McFarland Devils put up a good fight, but fall to Portsmouth in sectional final, 50-43 Second half comeback sends Lady Devils to district finals for third straight year Butts honored by Southeast District Athletic Board North Adams Elementary holds Random Acts of Kindness Week Chester W Eyre BREAKING NEWS: March makes its entrance with force WUES kicks off Right to Read Week with guest readers WUHS students see Aronoff show on the life of Edgar Allan Poe Local high school seniors winners of Wendy’s Heisman Awards The emotions of a senior year Market Hog Clinic scheduled for March 4 Venture Hawks fall to Scioto County Senior Profile : Colton Thornburg Lady Dragons’ season ends with sectional loss to Lynchburg Devils advance in tourney with convincing win over West Union, will face Portsmouth for sectional title Wenstrup selected as Vice Chairman of House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Adams County 4-H Shooting Sports to hold fund raiser Linda M Howland Nellie B Hayslip Russell E Bailey Gladys M Perdue Commissioners meet in Columbus with DP&L CEO Tom Raga Missing the Dirtrollers The farms that aren’t forgotten Flora Hilderbran Commissioners to meet with DP&L officials New state graduation requirements called a ‘train wreck’ Catching up with Keller Senior Profile: Justin Knechtly Piketon size is too much for Lady Indians, Peebles falls in sectional finals Greyhounds grab Senior Night win Indians finish regular season riding six-game winning streak

Helen F Hoffer

image_184Helen Faye Hoffer, 86, of Kenton, Ohio, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away at 11 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at the Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Adams County on June 25, 1930 to the late Merle “Doc” and Cora (Copas) Gordley. On Aug. 2, 1948 in Maysville, Ky., she married Harley Richard “Rich” Hoffer and he preceded her in death on March 10, 2011.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Jana (Dennis) Burns of Kenton and grandson, Jonathon Burns of Youngstown. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Oakley Brown, Opal Kidder, Edna Froman and Dorothy Maxam and her brother, Jakey Gordley.

Helen was a 1948 graduate of Jefferson High School. She retired from General Telephone Company and was a longtime union stewardess. She was a member of the G.T.E. Survivors Club in Portsmouth.  Helen attended Faith Baptist Church in Kenton. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth, where she participated in the S.O.S. Missions Circle.

Visitation for Helen F. Hoffer will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at the Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home in Kenton.

The family will also receive friends at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 from 4:-8 p.m. and one hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. John Gowdy officiating and interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery near Peebles.

Memorials may be made to the Faith Baptist Church of Kenton Building Fund and /or the Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth, S.O.S. Missionary Circle.

One comment:

  1. Jana,
    I am saddened by the passing of your mother. She was always gracious and caring. You and I share a grandmother–Virgie White. My father was Bruce Thomas.

    I know you will always have fond memories of Aunt Faye, as I will of she and Uncle Rich.

    Ray Thomas

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