John Melvin Hoobler Obituary
John Melvin, fifth child of Jacob and Elmira Hoobler, was born
January 24, 1875 at Streator, Illinois, and passed away at his home in
Taylor, Neb. Sept. 13, 1955 at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 20
When he was two years old his family moved to St. Marys, Kansas where
he grew to manhood. On August 29, 1897, he took as his bride Miss Trissa
Saville, and one son, Francis, was born to them. When the child was just
ten months old, the mother passed away, and John took his baby son and
went home with his parents. In 1902, the Hoobler family moved to a ranch
in West Loup County, and on this ranch and an adjoining farm, John made
his home for 42 years.
He was married to Miss Pearl McCallum on Oct. 6, 1909 and to this
union five children were born, one dying in infancy. In 1945, John and
Mrs. Hoobler retired from the ranch and moved to Taylor where they
maintained a dairy until March 1955, when injuries suffered in a fall in
his home in Oct.1954 forced complete retirement.
He was preceded in death by his son Francis in 1922, and a daughter,
Mrs. Bessie Drake, in 1946. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife
Pearl, two sons, Roy of Harrison, Ark., and Ray of Milburn, Neb., one
daughter, Mrs. Elva Ralls, Almeria, Neb, two sisters, Mrs. Myrtie Ramsey
and Mrs. Mabel McCleery both of Canadian, Tex., four brothers, Frank of
Broken Bow, George of Lincoln, Ezra of Eureka, Kansas, and Clarence of
Canadian, Texas; 14 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, many
nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at two o’clock Saturday afternoon at the
Evangelical United Brethren Church in Taylor with Rev. R. P. Boyer
officiating. Rev and Mrs. Boyer sang, accompanied by Mrs. A. F. Alder.
Pallbearers were Roy Alder, Jim Rails, Fred Dunbar, Fred Moninger, Oscar
Anderson, and Harvey Howard. Interment was in Moulton Cemetery.
Friends and relatives coming from a distance to attend the funeral
were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hoobler, Rex and Marilyn, Harrison, Ark., Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Hoobler and Bud, Mrs. Myrtie Ramsey and Mrs. Mabel
McCleery all of Canadian, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Vern Hoobler St. Marys,
Ks., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hoobler, Eureka, Ks., Mr. and Mrs. Abe Duryea,
Alliance, Neb., Mr. Mark Dunbar, Olerichs, So. Dak., Miss Wilma Dunbar,
Plainview, Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ralls, Caldwell, Idaho.
Funeral Services for Pearl Hoobler
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Taylor,
Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Pearl Hoobler who passed away at the
Sargent Nursing Home May 9. Rev. Richard Shapland officiated.
Pallbearers were Norman Hughes, Rex Hoobler, Dennis Hoobler, Jim Ralls,
John McFadden, and Dean Ralls. Interment was in Moulton Cemetery, Loup
Pearl Almeda McCallum, daughter of Oscar and Annie Smith McCallum,
was born Dec. 28, 1886 at Muscatine, Iowa, and passed away May 9, 1973
at Sargent, Neb., at the age of 86 years, 4 months, and 11 days. When
she was just a child, the family moved to Nebraska, settling first in
Holt county, and later moving to Blaine county. She was united in
marriage to John Hoobler Oct. 6, 1909, and to this union, five children
were born, one dying in infancy. John and Pearl lived many years in Dry
Valley. In 1945 they sold their ranch and moved to Taylor, where John
died in 1955. Later Pearl sold her home in town and lived near with her
children. In January, 1972, she was hospitalized with a broken hip and
after a month at home suffered a stroke, and has been in a decline since
that time. Survivors include two sons, Roy, Harrison, Ark., Ray,
Milburn, one daughter Elva Ralls, Almeria, one sister, Mrs. Bertha Caday,
Merna, Neb., 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces
Death of Mrs. John Hoobler
Mrs. John Hoobler died at her home in Kaw Township on Friday last,
May 19th, 1890, of quick consumption.
Trissa Virginia Hoobler was the oldest daughter of Mr. F. A. Saville
and was born July 9th, 1880. She was married to John Hoobler August 29.
1897. Besides her father and husband she leaves one sister, Miss Bertha
Saville, and a little 9 months old son as immediate relatives.
The funeral services were held Sunday at the Kaw Valley M. E. church
conducted by the pastor Rev. Cook and the remains were interred in the
Deceased was a consistent Christian lady, a devout member of the M.
E. church and was much beloved by all who knew her. She was ready when
the summons came and after bidding her friends an affectionate farewell,
and asking them to meet her in heaven, she quietly sunk into that
peaceful sleep so beautiful even in death. We extend sympathy to the
bereaved husband and friends.
The following beautiful lines were written in her memory by one who
knew her intimately:
Oh, call it not death, it is life begun,
For the waters are passed the home is won;
The ransomed spirit hath reached the shore,
Where they weep and suffer and sin no more.
She is safe in her Father’s house above,
In the place prepared by her Savior’s love;
To depart from a world of sin and strife,
and to be with Jesus, yes, this is life.
Oh, call it not death, ‘tis a holy sleep,
And the precious dust the Lord doth keep;
She shall wake again and how satisfied,
with the likeness of Him who for her had died.
As He rose again she shall also rise,
From the quite bed where safe now she lies;
Then cheer ye fond mourners who sadly weep,
For happy are they who in Jesus sleep.