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-- Maralee Hobbs, 93, of Emden, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln, with Fred Leades
officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
Burial will be in Hartsburg Union Cemetery,
Mrs. Hobbs was employed by the Logan
County treasurer's office, the Illinois Department
of Agriculture and retired from Lincoln
She was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Isabel Township,
Fulton County, to Jesse and Blanche Pascal Foutch.
She married Irvin Russell Hobbs on March 3, 1936. He
preceded her in death on May 4, 1961.
She is survived by her son, Irvin Carl (and
Marian) Hobbs of Emden; five grandchildren, Mary
Beth (and Donald) Jackson of Lincoln, Mindy Kay (and
husband Brad) Halverson of Tremont, Marian (and
Dennis) Eimer of Lincoln, Douglas (and Leann) Hobbs
of Emden and Michelle Hobbs of Lincoln; nine
great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie
Zaborac of Osage Beach, Mo.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mae
Howe, and two brothers, Burley Foutch and infant
brother Lawrence Foutch.
She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church
She enjoyed baking, cooking and gardening. She loved
to spend time in nature, whether it was tending to
her beautiful garden or feeding and watching various
birds and squirrels. She had several small dogs
throughout her life that were loved very much.
Maralee was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Memorial donations may be made in her memory to
Lincoln Christian Village.
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