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Erma L. Hoobler

September 25, 2017

Erma L. Hoobler, 86, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017 at Valley Vista Care Home in Wamego.

She was born June 17, 1931, at St. Joseph, MO., the daughter of Harry M. and Izma B. Miller Wolfe.

Erma grew up in the Carbondale community and graduated from Carbondale Rural High School in 1949.  She had worked at the Supply Depot and at Crosby Brothers, both in Topeka.  She had lived in the Rossville community before moving to St. Marys. Erma and Everett spent several summers in LaVeta, CO.

She loved to travel and was an avid golfer.  She had played in New Zealand, Austria and China to name a few places she had played.  She was a past member and president of both the St. Marys and the Manhattan Ladies Golf Group and was a member of the Country Clubs. Erma was a life member of the Order of Eastern Star and had served as Worthy Matron and other offices.  Erma was a wonderful grandmother.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister, Elsie Mae Wolfe, other siblings, Darlene Botkin, Don J. Wilson and George Wolfe.

She was united in marriage to Everett Hoobler on February 9, 1951 at Topeka.  He survives.

Other survivors include her children, Dan (Angie) Hoobler, Wamego and Jayne (Doug) Wolf, Hope; granddaughters, Sara (Dale) Nordlund, Valley Falls, Olivia Wolf, Wichita, Valery Wolf, York County, Maine and Elizabeth (Chris) Giestina, Loveland CO.

Graveside funeral services were private with burial in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Francis Cancer Center and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.


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11 thoughts on “Erma L. Hoobler

  1. We send our sincere sympathy to the Hoobler family, especially Jayne, on the passing of your dear Erma. May you always carry her spirit in your heart. May the Lord bless you with strength and His Peace to know that she has reached her final destination of eternal rest. God Bless & our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. You have my deepest sympathy.Dan and Jayne. Elmer & I considered Erma & Everett good old St. Marys Friends. May all your Memories comfort you.

  3. Dan/Angie- So sorry to hear about your mom. she was the first neighbor in SM I got to know when I came to town. They were good neighbors. Sending prayers your way.

    • Hello Dan and Angie,
      we are so sorry to hear that your mother is gone. We read that in you letter. Please send me your
      new email adress. The old one is not avaible.

      Anke, Iven and Roland
      from Germany

  4. Dan and Jayne , Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time in your lives. So very sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. She was a wonderful woman and so very beautiful for all the years we have known her. It has been a great pleasure knowing Erma and we are so very sad she has passed. She was one hec of a woman and will be remember by many. Erma, you will be missed by all of us thank you for being YOU…. Hugs to you all and praying for peace and comfort for
    your family

  5. Dan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. You have a wonderful Mom and Dad. Good memories for future.
    Chub & Jackie

  6. Dan and Jayne, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was quite the lady, lots of fun at the old John Deere gatherings. You have our sincere sympathy.
    Lee and Barb Abitz

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