October 31, 2013


FEB. 18, 1925 — OCT. 28, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald


Corda Hoffman, 88, of Oskaloosa, died Monday evening, Oct. 28, 2013, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa.

Corda Evelyn Hoffman, daughter of Joseph Marion and Anna Melvina Clouse Baker, was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Liberty, in Clark County.  As a youngster, the family moved to a farm near Liberty Center where she was a 1943 graduate of Liberty Center Consolidated High School. Her first job was an office job with Continental Overall Factory in 1948, she worked there for 11 years.  She then went to work at Ideal Manufacturing; there she worked for eight years in the purchasing department.   From there she went to work at McGregor’s Furniture Store, where she served as the office manager.  She would stay there until her retirement in 1987. 

Corda married Floyd John Hoffman, July 2, 1949, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.  They made their home in Oskaloosa and Corda also assisted Floyd in his auto supplies distribution business.  Corda was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed reading, flower gardening and watching the “Cubbies” with Floyd.

Her family includes a sister, Audra Goodrich of Chariton and formerly of Osceola.

She is also survived by a host of caregivers and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; brothers, Marion and Raymond Baker and an infant sister.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at First Presbyterian Church in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Dr. Dennis Morey officiating.  Burial will be in Chariton Cemetery in Chariton.  Visitation was held from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel.  Visitation will resume at the First Presbyterian Church on Thursday with the family present from 9:30 a.m. to service time.  Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or MHP Hospice Services. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.gvlfuneralchapel.com.



Sign our guestbook