Joann Ruth Hobson

Born: Wed., Jan. 27, 1926
Died: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

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Joann Ruth Hobson, 91 was born in Indianapolis on January 27, 1926 and received her angel’s wings on January 5, 2018. Joann attended Arsenal Technical High School and graduated from Shortridge High School in 1942. Joann moved to Southport in 1949 where she raised her family and lived in the same home until 2012.

Joann led a rich and full life and was surrounded by countless people whom she loved and who loved her. She was a member of the Southport Presbyterian Church for 65 years where she sang in the choir, was the music Librarian, played in the bell choir and was in musicals and theatrical performances with other church members.

Joann retired from the banking business in 1987. She began her career at the Southport State Bank and retired from the American Fletcher National Bank as an Assistant Branch Manager.  Joann was a longtime member and a Past-President of the American Business Women’s Association and was a member of the International Travel Study Club. Joann continued to stay busy after retirement caring for children and volunteering in connection with the Southport Presbyterian Christian School.

Joann was a talented musician, she played the violin, guitar, and the piano. Joann had a beautiful singing voice and sang with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for 15 years and was so proud to have performed with the choir at Carnegie Hall. She was most recently performing with Sisters in Song.

Joann was preceded in death by her husband Thomas ”Ted” Hobson,  her parents Robert and Irene Arnold  and her brother Norman Arnold. Joann is survived by her children Carole (Richard) Eder, Norman (Louise) Hobson, William “Bill” (Carolynn) Hobson, Elaine (Stephen, deceased) Davis, also surviving are 19 loving grandchildren, and 30 adoring great-grandchildren and one precious great-great-grandchild.

Joann was also known as a 2nd mom to many of her children’s friends and known affectionately as Grandma Hobson and Grandma Joann to many of the children she so lovingly cared for over the years.

Joann’s loving and caring nature made everyone she met feel loved and special. Joann was a special lady and will be sorely missed but no one will forget the love she had for each and every one of us.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Southport Presbyterian Church Choir or to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Mel and Toots Pfeiffer
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
Our deepest condolences to The Hobson Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mel and Toots Pfeiffer

Mike Carrigan
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
I was very sorry to hear about your Mom today. She was a vcery important part of my life.We kept in contact until she moved and I could not locate her after talking with the new owners of the house. My prayers go out to Bill, Norman, Elaine and Carol!

Mike Carrigan

Anita Trackwell Keller and Theresa Trackwell Woodard
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Your mom watched Theresa for many summers. They played Cards on the porch,went garage sale shopping and out to eat. Theresa loved being with your mom so much I had to finally make her stop being babysat by your mom when she started high school!

Your mom was a great example of what Christians should be and I know there was much rejoicing when God took her home. We know she will be missed by your family as she was one of a kind. Theresa andAnita

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