Vera N. (Mentzer) Hoff, 73 of Pottstown, wife of the late G. Patrick Hoff, Ernest L. Benfield and James R. Henry, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 14 at her residence.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Irene (Gabel) Mentzer.

Vera was a member of Zion’s UCC in Pottstown and Shenkel UCC in Pottstown where she was active for many years. She was also a member of the Boyertown Area Choral Association, the Free Spirit & Classy Little Investment Clubs and the Red Hat Society in Gilbertsville.

She is survived by her daughters Debbie K., wife of Linwood Galloway Jr. of Pottstown, Dale L. wife of Robert Johnson of Boyertown, and Diane E. Dehaven of Norristown; her sons Darin G. Benfield, husband of Jessica (Berkey), of Spring City and Douglass A. Benfield, husband of Gayle (Meitzler), of Boyertown; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, 10:30AM at Shenkel UCC, 1580 Shenkel Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 with Rev. Peter Nichols officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Vera’s name to Shenkel UCC, 1580 Shenkel Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 or the Boyertown Area Choral Association, c/o Lowell & Sharon Lysinger, PO Box 802, Boyertown, PA 19512.

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