Ann Shobe

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.

18 Condolences

  1. Leanna McVay Roberts on September 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I remember Ann as a very gracious, warm lady. Cindy,I am sure you will miss your Mother very much. My Mom passed away 6 years ago and I think of her every day and miss all the talks and advice she so lovingly gave. My prayers to you and all your family. Leanna

  2. Sharon Carr on September 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Dear Debbie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know she will be missed by your family. Cherish the good memories of being in her presence and enjoying the time you shared together.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Sharon Carr

  3. Abby Hess on September 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Warm thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May you remain as close as you celebrate the life & memories of your mom/grandma. I am thinking of you. -Abby

  4. Sarah Wesch on September 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    My condolences to Kenny, Janice, Mark and the rest of the Shobe family. You are in our thoughts.

  5. Loey Minske on September 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Dear Shobe family, so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife/mother. She was a sweet lady and I loved to listen to the banter between her and Roy.
    They brought up 9 wonderful children and I know when you all get together the memories and fun times are going to be great!
    She WILL be listening and loving it! Loey

  6. Jim and Pam Wesch on September 26, 2011 at 12:56 am

    May God comfort you in this time of loss and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

  7. Scott and Bernadette Burkhart on September 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Roy and family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. I remember meeting you both for the first time in when you lived in Ottawa. After that our paths crossed quite frequently. May the peace of Christ comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  8. Pat Domann on September 26, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Please accept my sincere condolences for the recent passing of your mother. It is so hard losing one’s mother. My mother passed away in August. I understand many of your feelings right now. Time will pass, yet there will always remain a presence in your hearts. Know that she is at peace because of all of you.


  9. Cindy & Griff Lincoln on September 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Ann always made us feel like part of your family. She will truly be missed.p

  10. Randy L Brown on September 27, 2011 at 5:22 am


    I am sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayers.


  11. Stephenie & Patty on September 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  12. Marilyn Gamblin on September 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Shobe Family. I am sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She always had a smile and was such a warm person to all whos’ life she touched. She will be missed and remembered fondly.

  13. Kathy & Tom Mulinazzi on September 28, 2011 at 12:33 am

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. We are unable to attend the rosary on Wednesday evening because we have a previous university committment.
    Ann was a very sweet woman, I got to know her during Bible Study. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. I know that her loss will be difficult your her entire family.
    Please know that we have your family in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in eternal peace.

  14. Mary & Carl Inzerillo on September 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

    We are sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was a remarkable woman. Any one who knew her, knew how proud she was of all of you. You were very bless to have her with you this long. We love you all. Mary & Carl

  15. Rob and Diane Campanella on September 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Our condolences for your loss.
    We always enjoyed visiting with your family when we were in Lawrence. Rob is hoping to come to the visitation, but I will be unable to come.

    Diane Campanella

  16. Monte and Kathie (Hickert) Davidson on September 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Roy, Ken and Family, With deepest sympany, to let you know that caring thoughts are with you each day. Loved your mom’s picture, looked just like her. Kathie Davidson

  17. Lorrell & Virginia Almquist on September 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. There are so many great memories that we built with the Shobe family that we will always cherish. Ann was a winderful friend, always full of fun and I will always remember all the times we drank ccffee together in each others homes.
    We ask that “GOD” carry you through this time of sadness.

  18. Bev Bolton on October 4, 2011 at 11:17 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bev

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