Wilma “Billie” Hobbs passed away Thursday, Feb. 3rd at the home of her niece and nephew Chris and Trinia Rowe after a long battle with cancer.
Billie was born Sep. 2nd, 1943 in Muncie to the late William and Cora Harris. She was married to Roy Hobbs from 1958 until his death in 1984.
She worked as an art production assistant at F.B. Fogg until her retirement. Some of her work is still displayed in homes and galleries across the country. She was a dedicated fan of the Colts and any team playing against Tom Brady. She loved Sunday card night with her family (even though they were a bunch of cheaters), bingo, and her animals.
She is survived by three children – Sandy (Johnnie) Burke-Dean of Monticello, Ky, Roy (Lisa) Hobbs at home, and Leslie Hobbs of Anderson. Seven grandchildren – Ricky, Lindsay, Jamie, Zac, and Katie (Logan), Monticello, KY, and Makinady and Maelyn at home. Nine great-grandchildren – Ryan, Josh, Jared, Zander, Kaleb, Kanon, Kynleigh, Addy, and Ivy Kate, all of Monticello, and two great-great-grandchildren Hendrix and Teagan of Monticello.Also surviving are 4 sisters – Peggy (Mike) Moland, Margaret (Terry) Whitted, Corina (Donnie) Segraves, and Dorothy (Steve) Hensley, one brother Leroy Fisher, sister-in-law Rita Harris, and several nieces and nephews – especially Chris, Christina, Tim and Mick who loved getting her riled up over a game of spades.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceeded in death by her daughter Kathy, son Wesley, sister and brother-in-law Ruth Ann and Bob Powers, brothers Eddie and Mickey Harris, and sister-in-law Carol Fisher.
Her family would like to thank IU Hospice for their work and Dr. Mark Pajeau for being the only person she would listen to.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Muncie ARF.
I love you so much Nanna, may your beautiful soul rest now. I know you’re watching over protecting Roy, Lisa, me, and Maelyn with love. Gone on earth, but forever in our hearts, until we meet again.