Nina Mae (Sanders) Hobbs, October 13, 2017


Nina Mae (Sanders) Hobbs, of Oklahoma City, passed away October 8, 2017, in Oklahoma City, OK, at the age of 93 Years, 3 Months, 26 Days. She was born June 12, 1924, in Boise City, OK.

Nina grew up on a farm with four brothers and two sisters in Boise City, OK. She enjoyed sharing family farming stories, including how they survived the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. In May of 1948, she graduated from Panhandle State with a degree in Home Economics. At college she was crowned football queen, served as President of Student Council, sang in Acapella Choir, was a member of Zeta Gamma, and selected for Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She married Frank Hobbs in August 1948 with whom she had three children. They were married 61 years. Nina obtained a Master’s degree in elementary education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She taught at Elk City and Kingsgate Elementary in Moore. Nina enjoyed cooking, quilting, grandchildren, family reunions, and serving in VBS at First Baptist Church Moore. She loved music and enjoyed hearing her family harmonize while singing hymns of faith.

Nina is survived by her daughter, Martha Michael & husband, Bill, son, Bobby Hobbs & wife, Judy, and daughter, Debra Hobbs; 6 grandchildren, Scott DeWitt & wife, Melissa; Robbyn Mize & husband, Troy, Ian Michael & wife, Jodi, Brodie Watson, Jeff Hobbs & wife, Shelly, and Ian Hobbs; 13 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tayler, & Riley Mize, Lance, Brenden, & Andrew DeWitt, Sidney Michael & Mackey Watson, Cole, Seth, Aidan, Eli, & Logan Hobbs; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Paislee & Wyatt Mize, and brother, Dr. Wallace Sanders, of Wichita Falls, TX.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Brookman Hobbs; parents, W. D. and Cora Mae Sanders; brothers,Wesley, William, & Tom Sanders; sisters, Mattie Letha (Sanders) Elms & Ella Ardra (Sanders) Morgan.

Funeral Services for Nina will be held at 2:00 PM, at MooreFirst Baptist Church, located at 301 NE 27th St., Moore, OK. Interment to follow at Warren Cemetery, Norman, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, Moore, OK.




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