Norma Jane Hobson 77 of Stewardson, IL went to be with her Lord at 4:35 PM Thursday Feb. 4, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday Feb. 8, 2010 in Washington United Methodist Church near Mode, IL.Pastor Kathy Lewis and Pastor Denny Hobson will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Sunday in Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery.Memorials can be made to Washington United Methodist Church or the Stewardson Veterans Memorial Fund.On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com

Norma was born June 1, 1932 at rural Mode, IL the daughter of Irvin and Hazel Quicksall Kessler.She married Charles E. Hobson on Feb. 23, 1952 and he passed away on Sept. 22, 1980.

Norma worked as a cook at Stewardson-Strasburg Schools where she retired after several years.She owned Granny’s Greenhouse where enjoyed many hours of gardening.Norma enjoyed baking and making home-made noodles.She also enjoyed bowling for many years.She was an active member of Washington United Methodist Church as a youth leader and treasurer for more than thirty years. She was a member of Stewardson Historical Society and avid supporter of Stewardson`s Memorial Fund.

Norma was a loving mother to daughter Judy E. Tabbert and husband David of Stewardson; daughter-in-law Deborah S. (Cummings) Hobson of Paris, TN; loving grandmother to six grandchildren: Marcy Vallery and husband Robert, Amanda Jennings and husband Bryan, Denny Hobson and wife Mandy, Haley Tabbert, Mindy Stricker and husband Joseph and Whitney Tabbert; loving great grandmother to ten great-grandchildren: Luke, Emily, Reagan and Carter Vallery; Blaine Jennings; Briana, Abigail and Jacob Hobson and Joey Stricker; loving sister to Don Kessler and wife Ann, Roger Kesslerandwife Wanda, Mary Mechling and husband Orval, Helen Brown and husband Harold, Janice Cordell and Carol Reardon; lovingsister-in-law to Clara Elgin, Vivian Kessler, Karol Kessler and Ron Beitz and wife Tanya.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her parents, son Dennis L. Hobson, great granddaughter Marci Lynn Stricker, brothers: Charles W. and Glen L. Kessler, sister Janet Beitz, brother-in-law Leonard Reardon and sister-in-law Lucy Askins.

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