Rose Marie Hobbs, 94, of Princeton, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Rock Creek, Ottawa, Kansas.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Township Fire Department, sent in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences to the family may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com.
She was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Birmingham, Missouri, the daughter of Albert Affolter and Mildred Luadzers. She went to Princeton Grade School and Princeton High School, graduating in 1942. Rose then attended Central Business College, Kansas City, Missouri.
Rose Marie worked for H. Roe Bartle at Sunflower Ordinance and in the fall of 1944 she went to work at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri, during World War II.
On July 12, 1945, Rose Marie was united in marriage to Jerry Hobbs while he was home on leave from the Navy. She continued working and Jerry went back out to sea. Jerry was discharged from the Navy in 1946 and the moved to the farm a mile North of Princeton where they farmed together for the rest of their lives.
Rose Marie was a longtime member of the Princeton United Methodist Church as well as an active member of the United Methodist Women. She also taught many years of Sunday School for children and served the church in several offices. When Rose Marie was able, she enjoyed gardening and having lots of flowers in the yard. Her favorite times were family get-togethers for meals when she could see all of her family that she adored.
On March 18, 1994, Jerry preceded Rose Marie in death. Rose Marie also was preceded in death by her parents, son, Don Hobbs; sister, Hazel Sheils; and two brothers, George Affolter and Albert Affolter, and one grandson.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Lois Eileen Hobbs, Ottawa, Kansas; son, Roy Hobbs, and his wife, Karen, Fort Smith, Arkansas; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.