Jean Lucille Hobbs Dendler, 104, passed away January 28, 2020 at the Gardens of Tunkhannock. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Blance Ayers.
She was born in Buffalo, New York on May 20, 1915. At the age of 5 she moved to Mehoopany, PA and attended Mehoopany School graduating from Scranton High School.
Jean worked in the garment industry and prior to retirement was forelady at Bocar Manufacturing. She was a long-time member of the Forkston United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed helping with the Turkey dinners and the Forkston Community Club. She was an avid card player, loved playing cribbage, backgammon, and dominoes, but did not like losing! She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her son; Allan B. Hobbs and wife Carol; daughter in law, Shirley Hobbs; 10 grandchildren, Sherry, Charlene, Kevin, Sue Ellen, Neal, Laurean, Michawl, Tricia, Susan, and Linda; sister, Lois Vaughn; great and great great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and one special great-nephew, Kenneth Layaou who visited her faithfully.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles A. Hobbs and Floyd Dendler; sons, Charles E. Hobbs and Richard N. Hobbs; daughter in law, Patricia Hobbs; infant grandson, Charles Hobbs; grandson, Steven Hobbs; sisters, Helen Edwards, Dorothy Zorzi; brothers, Kenneth Ayers and James Ayers.
The family would like to thank the staff at the United Methodist Homes, Tunkhannock, who cared for her for 16 years and the staff of Evergreen Wing at The Gardens who cared for her the last four and a half years and also Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Family and friends are invited to attend Jean’s funeral service which will be held on Thursday January 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657 with Pastor Rick Womer presiding. Interment will be in Carney Flats Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the time of service on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Jean’s name to Forkston United Methodist Church, 203 Main St, Forkston, PA 18629 or Hospice of The Sacred Heart, 100 William St, Dunmore, PA 18510