Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Entered Into Rest. Bessie J. Hobbs.Date: August 25 1910
Newspaper published in: Houston, MO
On Sunday, August 14, 1910, at 4 a.m., Bessie J. Hobbs, wife of A. O. Hobbs, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Foard. She was born in Howell County, Mo., September 15, 1881, being at the time of her death 28 years, 10 months and 29 days of age.
In early life she was converted and united with the M. E. Church, South, of which she lived a faithful member during her pilgrimage on earth.
She was united in marriage with Alvin O. Hobbs August 20, 1902. There were born to this union two sons and one daughter, namely: Frank, Norma and Willie, the latter two having died in infancy. She was also preceded to the better land by a brother and sister, who like her were victims of consumption.
Besides her husband and little son, Frank, she leaves behind, a father and mother, four sisters and two brothers, with a host of sorrowing friends.
She was a fond mother, an affectionate wife and a kind neighbor and took an active part in religious and literary work, using her influence to promote the welfare of the community and the uplifting of humanity.
Almost two years ago she, with her husband and little son, went to New Mexico hoping to improve her health, but after residing there for some 18 months, thinking her case hopeless, they returned home that she might spend her last days with kindred and friends amid scenes she loved. All that kind hands and loving hearts could do was done to relieve her suffering and make her last hours pleasant ones. She was patient and cheerful and took an interest in public affairs unto the eve of her departure. She had realized for some time that her journey was near its close and said she was anxiously awaiting her summons to Heaven.