MARYS - Lloyd A. Hoobler,
87, St. Marys, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Rossville Manor. He was born
Nov. 4, 1917, in
, the son of Vern P. and Mary Myrtle Rake Hoobler. He graduated from
and had lived most of his life in the St. Marys community. Mr. Hoobler served
in the Army in
during World War II. He was an industrial electrician in
and St. Marys for many years. He was a volunteer fireman in St. Marys for 25
years and served as assistant fire chief. Mr. Hoobler was a member of St. Marys
United Methodist Church and served on its building committee when Hammond Hall
and the new church were built. He was a member of Hoy-Heim American Legion Post
in St. Marys. He was a member of Railroader Camping Club in
and a former member of the Pottawatomie Lodge in St. Marys. He married Dorothy
Newcomer on Nov. 13, 1945, in
She survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Susan Ottman, Topeka; a son,
Dr. Ray Hoobler, McDonough, GA; a sister, Mildred Ronsse, St. Marys; three
brothers, Forest Hoobler, Topeka, Everett Hoobler, St. Marys, and Lester A.
Hoobler, Seattle; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Four
brothers, Harold, Raymond, Albert and Dwight Hoobler, preceded Mr. Hoobler in
death. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Marys United
Methodist Church. Burial will be in
in St. Marys. Mr. Hoobler will lie in state after 2 p.m. today at Piper Funeral
Home in St. Marys, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys United Methodist Church and sent
in care of the funeral home. Published in the
Capital-Journal on 12/17/2004.
Newcomer Hoobler, 80,
, formerly of St. Marys died Sunday, October 16, 2005 at
. She was born January 13, 1925 in
the daughter of James Carman and Ruth Moyer Newcomer. She had lived in the St.
Marys community many years before moving to
. She grew up in
and graduated from
. She had attended
. Mrs. Hoobler was a homemaker. She was an author writing "THE OREGON
TRAIL, THE JESUIT MISSION, THE TOWN OF ST. MARYS" "ONE HUNDRED YEARS
IS JUST THE BEGINNING: and "AND THEY CALLED THE SITE "ST. MARYS".
She also was a freelance columnist for the St. Marys Star. She was a member of
the St. Marys Untied Methodist Church where she was a church organist and a
member of the women's group. She was a member of the Railroaders Camping Club in
. She was a past member of Artha Chapter No. 238 OES, and Hoy-Heim American
Legion Auxiliary in St. Marys. She was married to Lloyd A. Hoobler on November
13, 1945 at Uniontown. He died on December 16, 2004. A brother, James C.
Newcomer, and a sister, Betty N. Davis, also preceded her in death. Survivors
include a daughter, Susan Ottman,
; a son, Dr. Ray Hoobler,
; her sister, Elinor Shoaf,
; a brother, The Rev. Benton Newcomer,
; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Good Samaritan Fund at
and sent in care of the funeral home.
Lloyd and Dorothy made the Jacob
III family reunions very special. They provided fun trips along with much
information about the past associated with all of the points of interest.
Dorothy worked diligently for years acquiring family information on her and
Lloyds past. Sometimes the paths of their families crossed. The Hooblers started
, as did his and her ancestors. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding
anniversary in 1995.