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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2021 8 months ago

Obituary: Jonnie "JoAnn" Hoblit

Ms. Hoblit died Sept. 6, 2021.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Jonnie “JoAnn” Hoblit gained her heavenly body and mind, free of dementia and is now reunited with those who predeceased her, George Freeman Cooper; Dennis Arlen Hoblit; Kathi Eve Obryan (daughter); and Darrell Hoblit (bonus son).

She is survived by Wendy Cooper Ellerbe (daughter) of Ocoee, Florida; Kathleen Ann and Jeff Jones (bonus daughter and son-in-law) of Maryville, Tennessee; and grandchildren Grant C. Ellerbe of Worcester, Massachusetts; Tiffany Nicole Obryan and Justin Allen Obryan of Columbus, Ohio; six bonus grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

JoAnn was loved by her family and friends, and she was “everyone’s Grammie.” She enjoyed making people smile and performing as “Josie the Clown,” and she also enjoyed making beautiful flower arrangements.  

For many years, JoAnn was employed by West Orange Hospital as an Administrative Assistant. She also spent her time as the Church Secretary for Dundee United Methodist church, where she attended as a member and served most of her adult life as a respected Worthy Matron for the Order of the Eastern Star in Winter Garden, Florida.

Private family graveside interment of the urn will be held Oct 4, 2021, at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Gotha, Florida.

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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