Ethel Kay Hobson, 66, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her home in Troy, Ohio.
She was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Garden City, to Vernon Edward and Ethel Willis Tipton. She graduated from Garden City High School.
Mrs. Hobson retired in 2012 from Troy Walmart. She was a member of Troy Eagles Auxiliary No. 971. She enjoyed cooking, crafts, sewing, gardening and reading.
On Oct. 1, 1965, she married Donald R. Hobson. He died Jan. 16, 2012. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Meade "Wood" Tipton and Hyle Tipton and his wife, Carol.
Survivors include a son, Donald Hobson II of West Milton, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Larry Brown of Tipp City, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Edith Tipton of Morehead, Ky.; four grandchildren, Autumn Hobson, Katie Brown, Chrissy Salmeron and husband Ivan, and Jenny Brown; and one great-grandchild, Sofia Salmeron.
Funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home in Troy, with Pastor Gary Boggs officiating.
Visitation hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.