Doris C. Hoeflinger - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Doris C. Hoeflinger

June 26, 1927 - March 9, 2018

Doris C. Hoeflinger, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Vineland, NJ on June 26, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Beatrice (Hedrick) Clark.  Following graduation from Vineland High School, she worked with religious organizations.  In 1968, Doris joined the College of Human Resources at the University of Delaware as an Executive Secretary to the Dean until retiring 1988.

Doris was an avid Phillies and Delaware Blue Hens football fan.  She enjoyed singing in the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Ruth Circle.  Doris was also an Elder at Green Hill Presbyterial Church and served as a past vice president of Brookside Community, Incorporated.  Above all, her proudest roles were devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Doris will be dearly missed by many.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her son, Charles Hoeflinger; daughter, Susan Lawton; and brother, Raymond Clark.  She is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Rev. Herbert J. Hoeflinger; sons, Herbert C. Hoeflinger (Alice) and David Hoeflinger (Sharon); daughters, Cindy Arnold (David) and Wendy Furry (William); son-in-law, Bob Lawton; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren, with another expected in April.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 200 Marrows Road, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 12 noon.  Interment will be held privately at Green Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ name to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 200 Marrows Road, Newark, DE, 19713.


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11 Condolences for Doris C. Hoeflinger

  • Our prayers are with the family at this time. Doris was a dear friend, beloved member of the choir and Ruth Circle at St.Andrew’s. She will be greatly missed.

  • Deepest sympathy to the entire family. What a truly inspirational woman she was. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • The numerous memories will be forever cherished !!! Our sympathies !!! Love to all !!! ❤️☮️❤️

  • With my deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are go out to all of the family and her many friends. She was such a strong and loving person who raised a wonderful family; her daughter, Wendy, and her son-in-law, Bill, are treasured best friends She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

  • We are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Thinking about you and the family.

  • To the Hoeflinger family:
    My deepest sympathy and love to all of you as you work your through this sad time. Please know that your wife/mom/grandmother was loved by many. She graciously opened her heart to so many people and I am grateful to be one of them. In the days to come keep your best memories close to your heart and may those memories bring you all some comfort.
    Pat Kamerer Sparks

  • Sorry about your loss. Thinking of you and your family

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Doris was a wonderful woman and leader. She will be sorely missed.

  • Susan and I remember the Hoeflingers fondly from our time at St. Andrews. We know she’ll be missed by her family at St. Andrews and Green Hill. The Hoeflingers and St. Andrews are in our prayers.

  • The Hoeflingers (Rev. and Mrs.) were such a big part of my childhood at St.Andrews as leaders, mentors and teachers in the church. I am very sorry for your family’s loss and please find comfort in knowing that Doris will be fondly remembered. She was a kind and caring lady. Prayers to all of you during this time.

  • We are so saddened to hear of Mrs. Hoefflingers passing. Remembering her sweet and gentle ways. Sending prayers for His love and comfort for your family.