Ellen C. Hoch, 92, Pond Hill, died Aug. 6, 2017, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born in Dorrance Twp. on Oct. 22, 1924, to the late Herbert C. and Mable E. Stein Hoffman.
She was raised and educated in Dorrance Twp.
Ellen worked in the Country Cousins shoe factory, Mocanaqua, and later at Wilkes Pools.
Ellen was a member of Mount Zion United Church of Christ, Slocum Twp, where she sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Friendship Club and Quilt Club. She enjoyed gardening and fishing. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Janet Mathis and husband, Bob, Texas; and sons, Russel Hoch, Bloomsburg; and Ronald Hoch and wife, Ann Marie, Berwick. She is also survived by a sister, Esther Seltzer, Dorrance Twp.; brothers, Allen Dennis and Raymond Dennis; brothers-in-law, Edward Hoch, State College; and Stewart Hoch, Mountain Top; grandchildren, Mark, Debbie, Christina, Jason, Matthew and Connie; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe P. Hoch, on Sept. 4, 2000; a daughter, Delores Burdette; grandsons, Phillip and Jonathan; brothers; Clark Hoffman, Carl Hoffman, Leroy Hoffman, Burton Hoffman and Floyd Hoffman; and sister, Ethel Rinehimer.
Arrangements were by Family Heller Funeral Home LLC, 633 E. Third St., Nescopeck.
A funeral service was held in Mount Zion UCC Church, Lily Lake Road. Interment followed in Emmanual UCC Cemetery, Dorrance.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Zion United Church of Christ, c/o Diane Webster, 105 Forrest Road, Wapwallopen, PA 18660.
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