Donnetta H. Hobbs, 80

Donnetta H. Hobbs, 80, of Wabash, formerly of rural Roann, died at 3:23 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born on June 3, 1941, in Rochester, to Harold Chapman and Dorothy (Kindig) Pattee.

Donnetta married Tony Earl Hobbs in Morganfield, Ky., on Dec. 5, 1969; he died April 20, 2011. She worked at the Wabash Wal-Mart 12 years. Donnetta lived in Columbia City, for eight years and attended the Oak Grove Church of God in Columbia City. She volunteered at the Access in Wabash and was a driver for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed playing bingo, flower gardening, bird watching, collecting lighthouses, and was an avid Fort Wayne Tin Caps fan.

Donnetta enjoyed working with missions, and was a Sunday school teacher at Olive Branch Church of God many years.

She is survived by six children, Deana (John) Carter of Columbia City, Dennis (Cathie) Harshman of Tampa, Fla., Daniel (Renee) Harshman of North Manchester, Denise (DeWayne) Yocum of Macy, Liz Hobbs of Wabash, and Karen (Kraig) Stuart of Wyo.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Lee Chapman, and her sister, Jeanette Chapman.

Services will be held at a later date at the Olive Branch Church of God, rural Roann. Inurnment will be in the Roann Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service.

Preferred memorial is the Access Youth Center.

The memorial guest book for Donnetta may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Jan 05