Nelle R. Hobbs


First Posted: 5/9/2012

LimaNelle R. Hobbs, 105, died at 9:20 a.m. May 8, 2012, at Lima Convalescent Home.She was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Putnam County to George H. and Anna Jane Myers Hunsaker. On Aug. 19, 1934, she married Richard C. Hobbs, who died May 15, 2007.Mrs. Hobbs was a member of First Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school for 15 years, was a member of its Mary Circle and had been a board deaconess. She was an avid golfer, playing until she was 96 years old, at Tamarac and had been a women's champion. She enjoyed sports and being with her family.Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (Jack) Collert and Susan (Paul) Hutchison, both of Lima; a son-in-law, Vance Shuman, of Thomasville, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, Jack (Franci) Collert, Diane (Ray) Zapfel, Richard Collert, Kevin (Cheryl) Hutchison, Terry (Karen) Hutchison, Kim Hutchison, Marla (Jason) Neuman, Stephen Shuman, Dawn Shuman and Amy (Wayne) Wall; and 30 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Jane Shuman; three brothers, George, Richard and Samuel Hunsaker; and two sisters, Ruth Cramer and Mabel Reynolds.Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Rob White will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.

Nelle R. Hobbs

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