Obituary: Jonnie "JoAnn" Hoblit

Ms. Hoblit died Sept. 6, 2021.

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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.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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