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Betty Hobbs Creston

Published: Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 1:08 p.m. CST

Betty Hobbs, 93, of Creston died Aug. 7, 2014, at her home in Creston.

Celebration of life services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, at United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Creston. The Rev. Jim Woodworth and Ron Levine will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at a later date. There will be no formal visitation or viewing scheduled. Memorials may be given to Gibson Memorial Library or the United Church of Christ (Congregational) of Creston. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Betty Hobbs, daughter of Beulah Irene (Harmon) and Cleo Glenn Doolittle, was born Nov. 16, 1920, in Griswold.

After graduating from high school, Betty went on to Peru State Junior College and then on to Drake to complete her bachelor’s degree and later went to Northwest Missouri State University.

Betty began her teaching career while working in Baxter and later rural Lewis School.

On Oct. 19, 1942, Betty married Russell Hobbs in Papillion, Neb. They settled in the Newton area where she worked in a dress shop. Betty continued her teaching career in Kelly for a short time before moving to Coon Rapids.

In 1945, Betty moved to Creston where she taught fourth grade for 40 years.

Betty was a member of the United Church of Christ (Congregational) of Creston, Bancroft History Club, P.E.O. and former member of the Gibson Memorial Library Board.

Betty is survived by her niece Sue Anne (husband Bob) Cubr of Troy, Mont.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2012; and brother and sister-in-law, Hilaire and Phyllis Doolittle.

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