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Bonnie Hobbs

Bonnie Hobbs

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Bonnie J. Hobbs, 93, of Leavenworth, died, May 1, 2020. Bonnie was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Leavenworth County, the youngest daughter of Leonard John and Grace (Lamborn) Reu.

She was raised in Leavenworth and graduated from Leavenworth High School. Following graduation, Bonnie attended Kansas State University.

On October 22, 1949, Bonnie married James S. Hobbs. After 56 years of marriage, he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marjory M. Crist and Jeanette R. Dickson; and a great grandchild, Aaden Grant Frederick.

Bonnie is survived by four children, Carol (Jim) Morris, Ruth (Paul) Bigler, Amy (Grant) Zschoche and Stan (Cheryl) Hobbs; eight grandchildren, Evan Morris, Lacey Morris, Melanie Pishnery, Brooke Frederick, Megan Smith, Sarah Smith, Emma Guenther and Anna Hobbs; and eight great grandchildren, Hunter, Phoebe, Kaelyn, Madison, Ainslee, Raegan, Quinn and Parker.

Bonnie was employed as a medical stenographer at the (then) Wadsworth VA hospital. In later years she was a stenographer and clerk typist at Fort Leavenworth, retiring in 1989 with 20 years of service. Bonnie was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of Byington Chapter Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years. In past years, she was a member of the Lansing Historical Society, Cushing Hospital Volunteers, Henry Leavenworth Antique Auto Club, Model A Ford Club of America, Kaw Valley Quilters Guild of Lawrence and Quilters Guild of Greater Kansas City. Among her many interests were being a prolific quilter, collecting antiques and primitives, restoring antique furniture, sewing for her children, grandchildren and the Jobs Daughters of Bethel #28.

There will be a private family graveside service for Bonnie.

Bonnie’s wishes were that any memorials to her life may be made to First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth, 422 Chestnut, Leavenworth, KS; Leavenworth County Council on Aging, 1830 S. Broadway, Leavenworth, KS; or Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society (LAWS), P.O. Box 498, Leavenworth, KS.
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Cynthia Lagana

Posted at 09:45am
She was my favorite aunt and while I was unable to see her as much as I would have liked, she will always be in my heart. Her memory will be cherished. She will be greatly missed. Love, Cindy
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Ila Gottschalk

Posted at 04:00pm
Ruth, Carol, Amy, and Stan -- I am so sorry for your loss. I always thought Bonnie was such a strong, independent woman and a great role model. We were lucky to have been around when we all had a "village" of mothers to look after all of us and Bonnie was definitely part of that village. It is really hard to lose your mother but also comforting to have so many wonderful memories of her. Know that I am thinking of you and giving you each a virtual hug!
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