Nelson Hobart 1927 - 2011 Lawrence
Private graveside services will be held for Nelson Hobart, 83, Lawrence.
He died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
He was born June 19, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Harold Nelson Hobart Sr. and Vera Gano Hobart.
Mr. Hobart was a 1947 graduate of Lawrenceville Prep School in Lawrenceville, N.J., and a 1952 graduate of Princeton University.He was a retired grainman and rancher.
Mr. Hobart and his wife, Joyce Rock, lived in Hutchinson from 1952 to 1989 before moving to Lawrence.
He married his wife on Oct. 23, 1952, in Kansas City. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, John and wife Judy, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ted and wife Wendy of Hutchinson; three daughters, Harriet Matthews and husband Kevin, Grand Junction, Colo., Carolyn Elliott and husband Tom, Hutchinson, and Barbara Hobart Snyder, Salina; a sister, Gano Pearson, Prairie Village; and 12 grandchildren, Jorde Matthews, Morgan Matthews, John Jr., Brooke Morgan, Jake, Paige Elliott, Claire Elliott, Lauren and Sarah Vanier, and Hattie, Lily and Brynne Hobart.
A book for Mr. Hobart’s family can be signed today, Friday and Saturday at Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main St., Hutchinson, KS 67501.
The family suggest memorials to Hobart-Detter Baseball Field for facility improvements or to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary.