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Goldie Mabel Hoobler born 1884 married George Earl McCleery were married in Moulton, Nebraska, March 17,1907. They moved to Texas in 1913 and farmed in the Gem community until moving to Canadian, Texas, in 1946.

            Their children were:

1.    Elva - Noble Trueblood

                    a.     Norene - Vernon Morse

2.    Harold - Maxine Patterson

                    a.     Kenneth - Gerelyn Smith

3.    Edna Mae - Carrol Helton

                    a.     Carolyn Richmond           

                    b.     Janet Byars

                    c.     Mary Kay


Our mother, Mabel Hoobler McCleery, as a young lady at home, had a very deep desire to go to a city and take a course which taught women to become professional seamstresses.

Her father, and our grandfather, Jacob Hoobler believed STRONGLY that it was not "the proper thing to do" for young ladies (in those days). He "made a deal" with mother: if she would stay home until she married, he would give her a nice sum of money.

Although Mother never had a chance for any professional sewing courses, she used her TALENTS and opportunities to learn from experienced seamstresses such as friends, relatives, and Home Demonstration Club. All of her children and neighbors believed that the garments she constructed looked professionally made, and she really enjoyed doing them.

Written by Edna Mae McCleery Helton, daughter.

Funeral services for Mrs. G. E. McCleery, 71, were conducted Saturday afternoon at three o’clock at the Methodist Church in Canadian, with Rev. T. G. Craft, pastor, in charge of the rites. Burial was in Canadian cemetery. Mrs. McCleery died suddenly last Thursday evening, July 26, 1956, at her home here. Death came shortly after she suffered a stroke. Mrs. McCleery had been in ill health for some time, and had undergone surgery in June. She was stricken late Thursday afternoon, and death came at 7 Thursday evening.

Goldie Mabel Hoobler was born at St. Marys, Kansas near Topeka, on December 31, 1884. She was married on March 27,1907 at Moulton, Nebraska to George Earl McCleery. The McCleerys moved to Hemphill County in 1913, and made their home in the Gem community before moving to Canadian about ten years ago. Mrs. McCleery was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Noble Trueblood of Canadian and Mrs. Carrol Helton of Borger, and one son, Harold McCleery of Pampa; a sister, Mrs. Lew Ramsey of Canadian; three brothers, Clarence J. Hoobler, Canadian; George Hoobler, Lincoln, Nebraska, and Frank Hoobler of Broken Bow, Nebraska; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Those from out of town attending the funeral on Saturday were Frank Hoobler, Broken Bow; Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Ralls, Almeria, Neb; Mrs. Roy Hoobler, Madison, Ks.; Mr. and Mrs. John Duncan, Augusta, Ks.; Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hoobler, St. Marys, Ks.; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Powell, Lubbock; Mr. and Mrs. Travis Patterson and brothers Carol and Ray, Pampa; Mrs. Charlie Fields and Mrs. Nath Helton, Groom.

George Earl McCleery

G. E. McCleery, 72, a long-time resident of Hemphill county, died Monday morning (August 13,1956) at Hemphill Memorial Hospital, less than three weeks following the death of his wife.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock at the First Methodist Church, with Sanford Cole, assisted by Rev. T. G. Craft, pastor. Interment was in the Canadian Cemetery under the direction of the Stickley Funeral Home.

George Earl McCleery was born on February 25, 1884 at St. Marys, Kansas. He was married on March 2,1907 to Goldie Mabel Hoobler at Moulton, Nebraska.

The McCleerys moved to Hemphill county in 1913, making their home in the Gem community where Mr. McCleery was engaged in farming. They had moved to Canadian about ten years ago. Mrs. McCleery died suddenly at her hone here on July 26, 1956.

Mr. McCleery is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Noble Trueblood of Canadian and Mrs. Carrol Helton, Borger; one son, Harold McCleery, Pampa; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is one brother, John McCleery of Los Angeles, Cal.

Pallbearers at the funeral rites were Lloyd Cole, Claude Cook, Bill Ramp, Norman Magill, Preston Hutton, and Orla Curnutt.