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.



William R (Bob) Cantrell commented on 10-Oct-2017 08:43 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Family during this time of mourning and reflection. While we will not be able to come up from Houston for the services, we will be there in thought and spirit!

Bob Cantrell
Mary Cantrell Soto and family
Marie Bahr commented on 11-Oct-2017 04:05 PM
I’m truly sorry for the loss and pain that you are feeling because of losing your Mother. To endure the sorrow of losing a family member in death is extremely difficult. We all deal with it differently and God knows this. That’s why throughout the Bible he has made repeated references to the resurrection to help us have hope that we will see our loved one again. The hope he provides is like an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us, keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness so we can go from one day to the next. Throughout the Bible, God keeps reminding us that he will return our loved ones back to us so we can enjoy their company once again. (Acts 24:15, John 11:23-25) Other scriptures are Isaiah 26:19 “Your dead will live…And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.” Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever…” and 1 Corinthians 15:26: “And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” God guarantees us a resurrection. He promises a time very soon where no family, even yours, will ever have to mourn the death of a loved ever again at Revelation 21:3,4. When he brings the reality of his promised resurrection, he will replace all your tears of pain with tears of joy.


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