Ronald E. Hobbs 1942 - 2009 Marshall, Ark.
A celebration of life service for Ronald E. Hobbs, 67, Marshall, Ark., will be conducted later.
Mr. Hobbs died on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, in his home.
He was born on April 17, 1942, in Ottawa, the son of Owen Aaron Hobbs and Oleta Noreen Spears.
Mr. Hobbs worked for Hallmark Cards in Lawrence for 15 years.
He enjoyed boating on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. He also spent 25 years living aboard and traveling on a sailboat.
He married Constance Sheppard on May 13, 1967, in Butler, Mo. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include his mother, Noreen Hobbs, Ottawa; a son, Donald Allen, Ottawa; a daughter, Julie Ann Heidenreich and husband Al, North Hudson, Wis.; five grandchildren, Matthew, Melissa, Daisy, Mandie and Gina; a brother, Gary and wife Patty, Hutchinson; and two sisters, Lavonne Butler and husband John, Tuscon, Ariz., and Lynette Wolben and husband Nick, Ottawa.
The family suggests memorials to The Gideons International, Marshall Camp, P.O. Box 1350, Marshall, AR 72650.