A Mass of Christian Burial for Ann Catherine Wagner Shobe, 82, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. She died on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
She was born on April 12, 1929 in Denver, CO, the daughter of William B. and Nora Ellen Ryan Wagner. She and her husband made their home in Oberlin, KS and moved to Lawrence in 1997 from Garnett, KS. They had previously also lived in Ottawa, KS.
Mrs. Shobe was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, reading and playing cards.
While in Oberlin, she worked as a dispatcher in the City & County law enforcement, operated an H&R Block tax preparation office, and with her husband, owned and operated the Daylight Donut Shop. Also in Oberlin, she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Altar Society, the Cosmopolitan Club, a Lioness in the Lion’s Club and served as a Girl Scout leader. In Lawrence, she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church..
She was married to Roy L. Shobe Jr. on June 26, 1949 in Denver, CO. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include five daughters; Cindy and husband Don Whiteley, of Lawrence, KS, Becky and husband Wayne Cooper, of Edmond, OK, Debby and husband Terry Gunselman, of Lawrence, KS, Sandy and husband Terry Rush, of Oberlin, KS, and Christy Shobe, of Baldwin City, KS, four sons; Ken and wife Janice Shobe, of Oberlin, KS, Don and wife Ellen Shobe, of Lawrence, KS, Joe and wife Marie Shobe, of Wichita, KS and Andy and wife Marcia Shobe, of Fayetteville, AR, sixteen grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Shobe, and a great grandson, Alex Whiteley.
The Parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family will greet friends until 9 p.m.
The family suggests memorials in her name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Emily Shobe Memorial Art Scholarship, or to the Good Samaritan Fund at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor and may be sent in care of the mortuary.