Betty Ann Hobbie, 91, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on August 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL. A family memorial will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Nokomis, IL. Rev. Chris Prumm of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Nokomis, IL will officiate. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Hobbie was born on April 16, 1928, to the late Herman and Anna (Renken) Hobbie. Ms. Hobbie was a graduate of Witt High School and after high school she went on to work for two years at Macon County Hospital in Decatur, IL as their first surgical stenographer, and then continued in the medical field for forty years in Los Angeles, before retiring in Witt and Hillsboro. Ms. Hobbie was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nokomis, IL. While in Los Angeles, she taught Sunday school for ten years and she played the piano for her weekly Sunday school classes. Her vacation time included traveling around the world and visiting thirty-five countries. Ms. Hobbie loved to attend all of the Cubs vs Dodgers games while her brother Glen was a pitcher for the Cubs.
One of ten siblings, Ms. Hobbie is survived by three brothers, Roy Hobbie of Ada, MN; Kenneth (wife, Delores) Hobbie of Mt. Zion, IL; and David (wife, Carol) Hobbie of Hillsboro, IL; along with numerous nieces and nephews. As well as her parents, Ms. Hobbie was preceded in death by her brothers, John Earl, Calvin, Raymond, and Glen; and sisters, Evelyn and Dorothy.
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