Obituary of Martha Gobel
Martha Jean “Jeannie” Gobel, 86 of Springfield and formerly of Florence passed away Thursday July 27, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center due to complications of a stroke suffered on July 12, 2017.
She was born February 17, 1931 in Scott County the daughter of the late Grover “Honky” and Leta Stice Robinson.
Jean married Lester E. “Bob” Gobel November 7, 1948 in Winchester; he preceded her in death May 30, 1990. Also preceding her was an infant sister Barbara Robinson, sister Shirley Springer, sister in law Frances Maher, brothers in law Gerald Gobel, Richard Kinder, and Lambert Springer, nephew Tim Springer and niece Karen Noah.
Surviving are her children Bobbie (David) Smith of Truth or Consequences, NM, Lester Gobel of Springfield, Carol Gobel of Moline, and Robert Gobel of Springfield. Also surviving is her grandson Cortny Marshall, great grandchildren Nolan and Grace Marshall, sisters Patricia (Dale) Sturgeon, Beverly Kinder, her brother Jimmie (Sue) Robinson, numerous nieces and nephews, special friends JoAnne Knapp, Bill Wigger and all of her friends in Florence and special canine friend Timothy.
Jeannie in her younger years excelled at gardening, flowers and vegetables, she was known for her African Violets. Crocheting and quilting were some of her favorite hobbies. She had the most beautiful hands and those hands made the most delicious pies with crusts always tender and flakey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Blue River Cemetery near Detroit. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com