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Karen S. Hobbs, age 73, of Kahoka, MO, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Karen was born December 1, 1942 at Mt. Sterling, IA, a daughter of Howard and Lucille Anders Mitchell.
She graduated from Kahoka High School in the Class of 1960 and on October 22, 1960, was united in marriage to Danny Hobbs at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka.

Survivors include her husband, Danny, of Kahoka, MO; three sons, Trent (Carrie) Hobbs of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Brent (Laurie) Hobbs of Palmyra, MO, and Kent Hobbs (Terri Jo Irvin) of Kahoka, MO; a daughter, Dru Ann (Mike) Nash of Rocheport, MO; special friend and “Grandma Mary” – Mary Martin of Kahoka, MO; four grandchildren: Jeremy (Maddy) Hobbs of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Tyler Hobbs of Fort Madison, IA, Lynde (Zach) Candee of Madison, WI, and Mackenzie Hobbs of Quincy, IL; five step grandchildren: Makenzie Crull, Madysinn (Jakob) Hood, Dallas (Jamie) Munson, Meghan (Jim) Wade, John Nash, and Tim Nash; four step great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Bayne of Burlington, IA; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Nettie G. Hobbs; a brother, Tom Mitchell; and a sister, Linda Johnson.

Karen was a 45 year retired employee of General Telephone/Century Tel. She enjoyed accompanying Danny on casino visits, taking short vacations and just spending time together. She also enjoyed her daily coffee klatch with her friends, shopping, and making barn quilts. In addition, she loved watching girls’ basketball. Karen never knew a stranger and made many friends in her years employed by the telephone company, spending her own time taking care of their phone problems when she wasn’t on duty and after retirement. Karen was an excellent cook and made exceptional noodles. Many friends were recipients of her divinity and fudge and looked forward to Christmas when they received these special gifts.

Memorial services were held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Special music was “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”.

Inurnment will be at a later date in the Chambersburg Cemetery.

Family received friends from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Memorials were suggested to the Chambersburg Cemetery Association or the donor’s choice.

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