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Sonja Huffman

May 19, 1940 - April 7, 2017

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Sonja A. McFann Huffman, 76, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 in Southbrook Care Center, Springfield.


She was born May 19, 1940 in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of Wesley and Eileen (Syrus) McFann. Sonja was a 1958 graduate of Mechanicsburg. She married the love of her life Dick Huffman on September 26, 1959. Sonja was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was selfless, and always putting others needs before hers. She was known throughout the community for her baking, especially her chocolate cream pies. Sonja was a blue ribbon winner at the Champaign County Fair. She was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed sharing knowledge with 4-H children over the years. Sonja was employed and loved by kids at Mechanicsburg Schools as a Kindergarten teacher’s aid for 36 years and served as the cheerleading advisor/coach.


She is survived by her daughters, Beth (Dan) Pearl of South Charleston and Dianna Barr of Columbus; her son, Tom (Mary J.) Huffman of Mechanicsburg: Brother Edward “Pete” (Francis) McFann: Sister Margaret “Tootie” (Bob) Adams. Sonja saw her six grandchildren as her most precious treasures, Andy, Alex, Olivia, Pent, Kara, and Sam will miss her greatly. Sonja was a blessed great grandmother to Avery as well as a beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, also special friend to Becky Ball.


Sonja is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and Son in law, Dana Barr.


A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 – 7 on Tuesday April 11, 2017 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday April 12, 2017 in the funeral home with Reverend Mimi Ault officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.


Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 31 W Whipp Rd Dayton, Oh 45459.


The family would like to thank the staff of Southbrook Care Center for their wonderful care and genuine compassion for our mother.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Condolences

Gregg & Cyn Marsh - Apr 11, 2017

May your wonderful memories of your Mom bring you comfort.

Carol Rodin - Apr 11, 2017

Sonja was such a dear, sweet lady. She will surely be missed.

Nancy Smith - Apr 10, 2017

Dear Sonja’s Family, Sonja and I became good friends when my family moved to Mechanicsburg in 1955. I was in her wedding and she was my matron of honor. When my husband joined the Navy we didn’t get back to Mcburg much and over the years lost touch but have many great memories of time spent together. Please know I am keeping you all in my prayers at this sad time. Best wishes, Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith - Apr 10, 2017

Dear Sonja’s Family, Sonja and I became good friends when my family moved to Mechanicsburg in 1955. I was in her wedding and she was my matron of honor. When my husband joined the Navy we didn’t get back to Mcburg much and over the years lost touch but have many great memories of time spent together. Please know I am keeping you all in my prayers at this sad time. Best wishes, Nancy Smith

The Hickman's - Apr 10, 2017

Our prayers for all of you during your time of loss. Know that God loves each and everyone of you and he will give you strength. God Bless Rodney Sr., Lear, and Rodney Jr.

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