MCNARY M. HOFFA
McNary M. Hoffa, 87, of Center Point, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, at 8:40 p.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
He was born April 19, 1916, in Bowling Green, the son of Clifford and Delores Frump Hoffa. He graduated from Bowling Green High School, where he excelled in basketball. He held a scoring title in the Wabash Valley Tourney (33 points).
On Sept. 16, 1939, he married Dorothy Woosley Hoffa; she survives. They enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
He was the owner/operator of Hoffa Farm and Home Supply in Center Point from 1944-1970. After selling the hardware store, he later worked for Brazil Coal & Clay, retiring in 1978.
As a young man, he enjoyed coon hunting with his redbone hounds and won many shows. He taught his children and friends how to water ski at Cataract Lake. He was one of the founders of the Center Point Volunteer Fire Department; their annual fish fry was held next to his home. He was a fan of Cubs baseball and Purdue basketball.
He is also survived by one son, Gerry Hoffa and his wife Julia of Center Point; five daughters, Nancy Hoffa of Gary, Ind., Helen Hoffa of Center Point, Ann Schepper and husband Gary of Bloomington, Bette Hoffa of Greenwood and Mary Lou Hoffa of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Eurtis Staley and husband Gilbert of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter in infancy.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, with Pastor Ted Schory officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at French Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Clay County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.