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Shirley Hobbs

Shirley Lou Hobbs, 73 of West Chester, died Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Washington County Hospital in Washington.

Funeral Services have been set for 10:00AM Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. Burial will follow in the West Chester Cemetery. Visitation will begin at Noon Friday, with family present from 5-7:00PM. A memorial to the Washington County Mini Bus or the West Chester United Methodist Church has been established in the name of Shirley Lou Hobbs.

Shirley was born June 4, 1944 in Washington, Iowa the daughter of Ivan and Beatrice (Hough) Niffenegger. She graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1962 and was united in marriage to Dean Hobbs at the West Chester United Methodist Church on June 20, 1964.

She was a member of the West Chester United Methodist Church and was employed twenty years at the Washington County Mini Bus. She enjoyed her grandchildren, Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, camping, gardening, fishing and auto racing.

Survivors include her husband Dean of West Chester, daughter Lori Hanshaw and husband Mike of Springville, IA, their children, Derek Hanshaw, Kylie Hanshaw; Daughter in law Kim Hobbs of Wellman and her children Kayla Gingerich and husband Harlan and Colton Hobbs; brother Gail Niffenegger and wife Sharon of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son Bill in 2011.


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Dean and family, We are very saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a wonderful and kind person and we enjoyed talking with her when we would see her. West Chester won't be the same without her! Know that you have our deepest sympathies!

Ron and Brenda Carey Jan 31 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May God provide the comfort and strength that your family needs at this difficult time (2 Cor 1:3,4). Your family will be in my prayers.

Debra Jan 31 2018 12:00 AM

To Dean & Lori and family, so very sorry to hear about Shirley - way to soon! She had so much more to do in her life! Shirley was such a good friend and helper during my time in West Chester - I valued her input in many things, in church and the great town of WC! She will be missed by all who knew her. May God grant you peace in your sorrow.

Rev. Joan Erbe Jan 30 2018 12:00 AM

Dean and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Shirley. My sister Mary Reed called me. I am in Denver, Co. now. Again my deepest sympathy.

Arthur Lampe Jan 30 2018 12:00 AM

Dean and Family,,I'm.so shocked to hear about Shirley. I just visited with her at Mom's funeral and we had such a nice visit. She seemed fine then. How precious life is. Please know you're in our thoughts & prayers. I have great memories thru all the years, we always had great times. My love to all. Bob & Nancy (Statler) Hevert

Nancy (Statler) Hevert Jan 30 2018 12:00 AM

Dean and family,My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Shirley at this time. I know she will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely Jane Blieu (Duvall)

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