Graveside services for Marie “Joyce” Hobson, 83, Baldwin City, will be 1 pm, Friday, December 13, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, KS. Dessert with family and friends will follow from 2-4 pm, at Worden United Methodist Church.
Marie “Joyce” Longstreth Hobson was born on July 8, 1936 in Nevada, Missouri, the daughter of Winfred Graves Longstreth and Anna Mary Chrisenberry Longstreth.
Joy (her childhood name) attended schools in Nevada, Missouri until the family moved to Baldwin City, Kansas in 1952. She graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1954. Following graduation, she moved to Omaha, Nebraska and attended Business College with three of her high school classmates, returning to Baldwin City after completion.
She was united in marriage to Tom Barkley Hobson on November 27, 1955 at Ives Chapel United Methodist church in Baldwin City, Kansas. They shared fifty-six years of marriage until his death on December 24, 2011.
She was employed at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence, Kansas and USD #348 in Baldwin City, KS but spent most of her years as a homemaker.
Joyce was a member of the Worden United Methodist church and enjoyed helping with VBS. She served as a Girl Scout leader with her daughters and remained active for many more years, with girls in the community that she loved dearly. After Tom’s retirement in September of 1991, they enjoyed many years of travel on bus tours to various places within the US & Canada. Joyce enjoyed reading, working in her flower gardens, sewing and many types of crafts including woodworking & painting.
Joyce is survived by two daughters, Kim Heckathorne (John) and Kelly Schwartz (Greg) all of Baldwin City; five grandchildren, Kelsey Heckathorne Franck (Jerod) Papillion, NE, Charley Jo Schwartz Pittenger (Brett) Baldwin City, Colby Heckathorne Scanlon (Matt) Lawrence KS, Camdon Schwartz, Baldwin City and Hayley Schwartz Nye (Jonathan) Olathe; and three great-granddaughters, Keeley & Landree Pittenger and Ella Franck.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Winfred & Anna Mary Longstreth; husband, Tom & brother, J.W. Longstreth.
Most important to Joyce was her family. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She treasured her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was her joy to be called “GRAM”. She will be deeply missed.
The family would like memorial contributions to be made to the Baldwin City Library, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Joyce was a member of Kensington Club, and added so much to our meetings. I was blessed to know her, and my heart goes out to you in your loss.
Dear Kim, Kelly and families, I was a classmate of your Mother’s at Baldwin High school. She was always such a sweet, pleasant person and liked by everyone. I know you will sorely miss her.
Kim and Kelly, I am so sorry and saddened to hear the news of your mothers passing. She was such a wonderful mother and friend to all she knew. She touched my life in so many ways. I will never forget her and pray that you are comforted by your wonderful memories. She was a hero to so many girls in our little community. I loved her. My thoughts are with you.
My sympathy is extended to the family. Joyce was a friendly and loving person and I know you will have many warm memories. She was a special person and well-loved!
My love to the family at this time, knowing the family and meeting Gram was a great blessing. It takes an angel to raise one love, smiles and kindness that she left behind will continue to radiate, God be with you all. Her gentle soul R.I.P
So sad to hear this news. Your mom was such a sweetheart! Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.
We are so sorry for your loss.
Kim, Kelly and families,
Your Mom & Dad were very special people (of course, you know that). I always knew it was a given that if any of the grandkids were involved in a school activity of any kind, the Hobsons would be there. Their lives were a model for all of us, but especially for their family. How blessed you were. May you find comfort in their legacy as you go through the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Tom & Brenda Mundinger
Kim and Kelly and families,
You mother was a dear, sweet person. Just this week I put out the little wooden reindeer for Christmas that Amy made while in your mom’s Girl Scout troop. We are thinking of you all. December has been a tough month for you girls since you lost both parents in this month.
I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a delight to be around. She will be missed.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your families on the loss of your Mom. She was a kind, caring and loving person. May you find comfort in your many fond memories through the years.
Kim and Kelly: I’m truly sorry to of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you at this difficult time. May God give her eternal rest and the family strength to bear the pain of her loss.
Kim and Kelly so sorry to hear about your Mom. Thought and Prayers go to you and your families. She always had a friendly smile and hello when I would see her at Basketball Games. Cherish those great memories, Mom’s are always missed.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Prayers for the family at this sad time.
Extending our heartfelt sympathy to Kim and Kelly and your families. We will pray that God comfort you and memories warm your heart.
My heart goes out to you Kim and family with this change. I’m praying peace and comfort come quickly.
Joyce was a very close friend to me when our Dad moved us to the Baldwin High School from our farm in Vinland. We graduated together from BHS in 1954 and spent 3 months in Omaha in school l will always remember how much fun we had. She was so easy to live together. Jean and Dorothy Jo went with us. I am so sorry for the loss of another one of our classmates. my sympathy and love goes to her girls and families.
Thinking of you girls and your families. Prayers for happy memories of your Mom!
Kim … I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s death. I have so many wonderful memories of Girl Scouts and time over at your parents home. I wish both Kelly and you peace and comfort during this time. My prayers are with you.
I was shocked when I opened the paper this morning,
Joyce was a great friend, we shared many years together,
Yes , I miss her and will always remember the good times
Kim and Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. She was a great lady.
I was so sad to hear this news. Joyce was a lovely lady. So very kind always and always a smile. I remember her a a girl scout leader. God Bless the family.
Our sympathy, passing is bittersweet. I remember your parents bringing iris corms to Famers Market in Baldwin to share.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a great person.
I am so very sorry to hear this. Joyce was always a good and sweet person and always nice to those she met.
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