Nature 33

Helen L. (Baker) Hoffman

October 19, 1932 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 87)


Helen L. Hoffman, 87, of Drums, passed away Monday evening, June 1, 2020, at Mountain City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hazle Township, following complications from COVID-19. The family would like to thank the staff of Mt. City for all the love and care Helen had received over these past few years.

Born in Laceyville, PA, October 19, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Dorsey and Mabel (Ervin) Baker and had spent most of her life in Drums.

Helen was a Chef for the Historic Stage Coach Inn, Drums for 30 years. She loved her family and spending time outdoors. Helen was a strong beautiful woman; there was nothing she couldn’t do. She was loved by many.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her husband Lemore Hoffman, Sr. and a sister Ida Simmons.

She is survived by four children, Raymond Baker and his wife Patrice, Drums; Lemore Hoffman, Jr. and his wife Joann, Drums; Hilda Waskovich and her husband Mark, Milnesville; and Ronald Hoffman, Freeland; five grandchildren Damien Baker and his wife Sarah, Erik Hoffman and his wife Marisa, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jessica Smith and her husband Devon; and Mark Waskovitch and his wife Laura; four great-grandchildren Aidan and Logan Waskovich, Landon Smith, and Melia Rose Hoffman.

Her funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 48, Hazleton, PA 18201 or to the Salvation Army, 356 West Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen L. (Baker) Hoffman, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Helen L. (Baker) Hoffman


Hazleton Animal Shelter
PO BOX 481, Hazleton PA 18201

Salvation Army
356 W. Broad Street, Hazleton, PA 18201, Hazleton PA 18201

© 2020 Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use