Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Clara Belle Kobbe was Mother to Two Prominent Sheridan Women

Clara Belle Kobbe was mother to two prominent Sheridan women, Georgie Wake and Wilma Allee. She was 81 years old when she passed away.

Georgie Wake was a lady of deep faith who lived to be 103 and who took care of herself almost to the end. She passed on her deep faith to the rest of her family, including Bob and Lana Wake; Lana recently passed away.

Wilma Allee was an outspoken lady who always let you know exactly what she thought. She was a diehard Cardinals fan and players and managers could find themselves in her penthouse one day and her doghouse the next. On the flip side, she had a zany sense of humor, which she passed on to her family. Her family was very tight-knit; on what would have been her 93rd birthday, they came to the old Lions Building where the Sheridan Community Building is now located and released balloons into the sky in her honor. They were both one of a kind people who made the community go.

Mrs. Kobbe had 10 daughters and four sons – Mrs. Stanley Hensley, Mrs. Wake, Mrs. Allee, Mrs. Viola Downey, Mrs. Neva Fatting, Mrs. Fern McCrary, Mrs. Madeline Brown, Mrs. Audrey Courtner, Mrs. Jene Huff, Mrs. Naomi King, Dale Kobbe, Forrest Kobbe, Kenneth Kobbe, and Keith Kobbe. She also had one sister, Mrs. Ruby Robinson. She also had 61 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren along with one great-great grandchild.

Services were held at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City. The Rev. L.B. Day officiated. She is buried in the Honey Grove Cemetery north of Grant City.

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