Dorothy Louise Collins Hobrock

January 22, 1928 - May 5, 2018

Dorothy Louise Collins “Nanna” “Sis” Hobrock, 90, of rural Beardstown, died Saturday, May 5, at her daughter’s home.

She was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Tallula, the daughter of Roy and Zepha McDaniel Collins. She married Ruel James Hobrock on Nov. 8, 1947, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown and he preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2005.

She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine Ann “Gerry” (husband Gary) Blum of rural Beardstown; two grandsons, Bill (wife Lora) Davis of Beardstown and Brian (wife Kelly) Davis of Murrayville; four great-grandchildren, Taylor (husband Quincy) Landreth of Sarasota, FL, Dalton Davis and Brittany Davis, both of Beardstown, and Peyton Thaxton of Morton; and one sister Ruth (husband Don) Cox of Jacksonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her grandson Brice Davis, two brothers Kenneth and Harold Collins, one sister Rose Marie Buck, and two step-siblings R.V. and Leona.

Mrs. Hobrock attended school in rural Beardstown. She was a baptized member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown and a member of the Beardstown Emblem Club #474. She farmed alongside her husband in Cass County her entire life. They also owned and operated Hobrock’s Country Market on US 67 south of Beardstown for 30 years. She was a caretaker and loved by all.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown with the Rev. Scott Egbers officiating. Burial was in the Arenzville North Cemetery. The family met with friends from 9-10:45 a.m. at the church on Tuesday. Following the visitation, Emblem Memorial Services were held in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Hall.

Memorials have been suggested to Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice or Arenzville Fire and Rescue Department. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome. com.

Colwell Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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