Joe Harlin Hobbs born 19 December 1919 Chadwick, Christian County, MO; died 8 October 1991 Springfield, Greene County, MO; son of Alexander Hobbs & Millie Mae Derrick. On 13 July 1942 at Fort Polk, LA, Joe Harlin Hobbs married Amy Elona Delp, born 5 March 1924 Thornfield, Ozark County, MO; died 11 December 2008 Ava, Douglas County, MO; daughter of Elmer Delp and Joellah Claire Dunklee.Burial Ava Cemetery, Douglas County, MO.A daughter, Stephanie Hobbs, married Dale Stamper. Any additional information on this family would be appreciated.
ource: Obituary, News Leader, Springfield, MO, 13 December 2008. Amy Elona Hobbs, daughter of Elmer and Ella Delp, was born 5 March 1924 in Thornfield, MO, and departed this life 11 December 2008 at the age of 84. Amy was a resident of the Ava for the past 63 years. Amy married Joe Hobbs on 13 July 1942 in Ft. Polk, LA. A war bride, she followed Joe from station to station, working at Pratt and Whitney making airplane engines, among other war-time factories, until he left for Europe. Upon Joe's return from the war and release from the army in 1945, they made their home in Ava, MO. Amy worked at Brown's Department Store and Ava Lumber Company until she started her own business. She was the proprietress of Amy's Beauty Shop for twenty years and later worked for Emerson Electric in Ava until her retirement. Amy attended First General Baptist Church in Ava. Amy was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Edwin Delp; her sisters: Betty (Delp) Fuller and Pauline (Delp) Loftin; and her husband of 49 years, Joe Hobbs. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Stephanie and Dale Stamper, Ava; a sister, Irene (Delp) Johnson, Ava; and two brothers and their spouses: J. D. and Viva Delp, Springfield; and Dorman and Phyllis Delp, Springdale, AR.Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, 13 December 2008 in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava,with the Rev. Robert Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Family requests memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Social Security Death Index: Amy D. Hobbs, SSN: 174-20-0328; Last Residence: 65608Ava, Douglas County, MO; Last Benefit: 65608Ava, Douglas County, MO; Born: 5 March 1924; Died: 11 December 2008; State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951).