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     Juanita M. Hobbs, age 70, of Lamar, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at her home following a long illness.

     Juanita was born July 10, 1940 at Kingsport, Tennessee, one of the three daughters of Harvey and Violet (Dolen) Rowland.  After graduating from Fall Branch High School in 1958, Juanita enlisted in the Navy where she trained as a hospitalist (LPN) and served in Navy hospitals.  As a  civilian, she continued her career in the medical field, working as a respiratory therapist for hospitals in Lamar, Mt. Vernon and Paris, Texas.

     On December 31, 1981 at Lamar, she married James Hobbs, who owned and operated a  construction company.  For the next 15 years, they traveled with the construction industry, making their home in many different parts of the United States.  In 1995 they retired to rural Lamar, where Juanita continued to be a generous care-giver, wonderful homemaker, and anchor of her family.  She enjoyed crochet and yard-work, especially mowing.  

     Survivors include her husband, Jim, of the home; three sons and their wives, Lee & Melissa Cox, Carterville, James & Jessica Hobbs, Cambridge, Nebraska, and Albert & Kristy Hobbs, Virginia Beach, Virginia; a daughter, Tammy McKinsey, North Platte, Nebraska; two sisters, Ellen Wineinger, Lamar, and Shirley Hood, Boonsville, Maryland; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two nieces, Brenda Streiner and Pamela Wineinger, both of Lamar; and a large extended family.  She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Cox June 7, 2008.

     A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Comments  

#7 Brooklyn Park, MNJakob Baltich 2012-05-09 00:03
Grandmha,

It has been almost a year. I miss you so much, but you suffered too much. I still wish I could've been there for you before the end. I am so sorry. I know how much it upset you when I would leave. I love you so much. The world will never be the same without you.

Love Jakob
#6 Cambridge, neJames and Jessica hobbs 2011-07-06 12:18
We will miss you momma. Thank you for always being the ears to listen and the crutch to hold us up. Wait for us and we will follow you. With love always ...

Jim , Jessica and children
#5 Sheldon, MissouriKathy Claflin & Vincent Ashwor 2011-07-05 08:11
Lee and Melissa ~
We are so sorry to learn of the death of your mother. Hold tight to all of your good memories and time will help heal and ease your pain.
God Bless all of you, as you're in our thoughts and prayers ~
Kathy and Vincent
#4 Epping, NHJoseph and Yvonne Goldman 2011-07-04 06:40
A POEM FOR A BEAUTIFUL PERSON AND
FRIEND:

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft STAR that shines at
night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there; I did not die.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We will never ever forget you. God Bless you and keep you in his care.

We love and miss you,
Yvonne and JT
#3 Camp Verde, ArizonaMitt Winstead 2011-07-03 13:10
I too shall miss you Momma. You taught me the real meaning of family and how much we benefit from loving one another through thick and thin. The honor of living with you and Jim in Death Valley made me a much stronger and better person.

Rest in peace dear Lady...I love you,


Mitt
#2 TENNEESSERONNIE & TERESA COX 2011-07-03 07:38
SIS WE LOVD YOU SO MUCH. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. I WISH WE COULD HAVE LIVED CLOSER TOGETHER. WHAT A TIME WE COULD OF HAD. YES NO MORE PAIN FOR YOU NOW. BUT SOME A DAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE. YOU TELL MOM AND DAD COX HI FOR US WE MISS THEM TOO. BY SIS WE LOVE YOU .MAKE A PLACE FOR US AT THE TABLE FOR US.
#1 Carterville,MOMelissa Cox 2011-07-01 15:24
I love you mom. No more pain. Thank you for being so wonderful to me for the last 19 years. I'm gonna miss my best friend.

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