Shirley Lou (Hoffman) Confer

Born: Fri., Sep. 21, 1934
Died: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 02, 2017
Location: Faller Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sat., Sep. 02, 2017
Location: Faller Funeral Home

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Shirley Confer, 82, of Stow OH, passed away August 26, 2017 at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, OH after a lengthy illness.


Born on September 21, 1934 in Marble she was the daughter of Louis and Ethel Amsler Hoffman.


She was a 1953 graduate of North Clarion High School.


Shirley was married to Donald L. Confer who preceded her in death on May 27, 2017


She attended Faith Lutheran Church in Venus and St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Stow OH.


Shirley worked at Seneca Bank in Oil City and then later she moved to Northwest Bank in Franklin PA.


When she was not working Shirley enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and working with organizations that rescue retired racing Greyhounds.


She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Nursery Chapter 25 in Franklin.


Shirley is survived by her sons Barry Confer and his wife Jenifer of Stow OH, and Brent Confer and his wife Sandy of Ravenswood WV. Grandchildren surviving include Joel, Maria, Johanna, Jeffery and Rob Confer. Siblings surviving include sisters Carolyn Jagielski of Venus and Linda Griebel of Wichita KA; and brothers Leonard (Sonny) Hoffman and wife Verna of Shippenville; Robert Hoffman and wife Sandra of Boca Raton FL; Henry (Skip) Hoffman and wife Marie of Oil City; Rex Allen LaCaze and wife Lynda of Albion. She is also survived by sister-in-laws Janet LaCaze and Becky Hoffman both of Fryburg; Many nieces and nephews also survive.


Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald, her step-mother Erla Hoffman, a sister Barbara Hoffman Kennedy, brothers Randall Lee LaCaze, William T. Hoffman, and brother-in-laws, Al Kennedy, Don Griebel and Rich Jagielski.


Friends will be received at the Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 2-4pm. Funeral service will follow at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in the funeral home, with Rev. Deborah Jacobson Interim Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church presiding.


Memorials in Shirley’s honor may be made to your local animal shelter.


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Mary Ann Farrell- Lavery
   Posted Tue August 29, 2017
Carolyn, and Family, I'm so sorry to read about Shirley's passing. I remember her well. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers.

Love and hugs
Mary Ann

Cheryl and Mark Cromlich
   Posted Wed August 30, 2017
My dear sweet friend, Shirley. I will love you , always. We've shared some wonderful crazy times and I love you like a sister. We were so looking forward to your visit and so sorry it will be awhile before we can catch up. I hold those memories in my heart.
Barry, Jen, Brent and Sandy , we are so very very sorry for your loss but you had the blessing of being her family. I have the blessing of knowing she was my friend. I pray for all of you and all of her family as you say goodbye temporarily.

Gertrude McGrady
   Posted Sat September 02, 2017
A message from my Mom Gertie who loved and enjoyed your Mom so much!I loved her as my neighbor and miss having hot fudge Sundays together on Monday nights!!! My mom says it was the only way to get Shirley to eat. Special moments among friends!! God bless you all. Gertie' family!!!

Joanne Hamilton
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Dear Shirley's family,

On behalf of my mother, Gertrude McGrady, she would like to send these condolences.

I loved having your mom as my neighbor at Stow Kent Gardens.
I miss having our hot fudge sundays together on Monday nights. We created some fun and loving memories.
You are all in my prayers.
With deep sympathy,
Gertrude McGrady

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