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Daily Item Obituaries

September 17, 2013

Melba M. Hoffman, 86, Richfield

— RICHFIELD — Melba M. Hoffman, 86, formerly of Richfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Manor at Penn Village Selinsgrove.

She was born April 15, 1927, in rural Port Trevorton, a daughter of the late Norman S. Sr. and Barbara E. (Updegrove) Markley. On Jan. 29, 1949, she married Wayne H. Hoffman, who preceded her in death on March 11, 1991.

Melba was a 1945 graduate of Selinsgrove High School. Following high school, she worked at Westinghouse in Sunbury until 1949. Later she assisted her husband as a clerk in his auctioneering service. The couple also operated the Freeburg Auction from 1967 to 1983. At the auction, Melba will be remembered for her home-baked pies.

After his health failed, she cared for her husband for 7 1/2 years until his passing. Following that, she did in-home health care for others.

Melba was a member of the Richfield Mennonite Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and canning. She especially enjoyed spending the winters in Florida with her husband.

Surviving is one daughter, Kay L. Landis, of Middleburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Andrew J. and Judy Hoffman, of Richfield; 10 grandchildren, Richard Brouse and his wife Theresa, Allison Landis, Patrick Landis and his wife Danielle, Wayne Landis and his wife Michelle, Arden Landis Jr. and his wife Judi, Andrew Landis and his wife Amy, Anthony Landis and his wife Sherrie, Allan Landis, Lisa Ferster and her husband Mark, and Mark Hoffman and his wife Trish; 19 great-grandchildren, Ricky and Desirea Brouse, Frankie Landis and his wife Lisa, Corey, Austin, Jaden, Alexandra, Seger, Samantha, Bowie, Emma, Sophia, Aaden, and Brooklyn Landis, Leah, Kyle, and Brandon Ferster, and Forest and Aspen Hoffman; one great-great-granddaughter, Carlie Landis; and one brother and two sisters-in-law, Herbert E. and Freida Markley, of Port Trevorton, and Shirley Markley, of Mount Pleasant Mills.

She was preceded in death by twin sons in infancy, Dennis and Norman; two sons-in-law, Donald Brouse and Arden Landis Sr.; one sister, Mildred Henninger; and one brother, Norman S. Markley Jr.

At Melba’s request, there will be no viewing. A private burial will be held in the Richfield Union Cemetery, followed by a celebration of Melba’s life at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Richfield Mennonite Church with Pastor Jerry O’Connell officiating.

Contributions to honor Melba’s memory may be made to the Shiloh Youth Ranch, 10655 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL, 32958.

Funeral arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.

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