Carlena M. Hobart
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age 92, a long-time resident of Goshen, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Amberwood Manor, New Philadelphia.
Born Apr. 23, 1920, in Riverside, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Luther and Dora Scott Davidson. Carlena moved at a young age with her family to Dover where she grew up and attended Dover High School. She married Dale R. Hobart on Sept. 24, 1938; the two reared six children and shared nearly 41 years before Dale's passing on Mar. 18, 1979. Carlena was a loving homemaker whose life revolved around her family and her church, Roxford United Methodist, where she was a member of the Sunday School Class and served on the Missions Committee. She enjoyed gospel music, reading and working word puzzles, playing bridge with her school friends and, in her younger years, camping and fishing with her family. Carlena enjoyed travel and had visited the Holy Land on four different occasions. Additionally, she was a member of the Dover V.F.W. Auxiliary
Survivors include five children, Russell E. (Ruth Ann) Hobart of Goshen, Nancy K. Grinstead of New Philadelphia, Daniel L. (Diana) Hobart of Uhrichsville, Margaret "Peggy" (Larry) Jacobs of Conesville, and Lori K. Carpenter of Dayton, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and her husband, Dale, Carlena was preceded in death by a daughter, Carole Anne Hobart; sons-in-law, Charles Grinstead and Mark Carpenter; sister, Retha Davidson; and brother, Harry Davidson.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ron Heasley officiating. Burial will be with her husband and daughter in East Avenue Cemetery, New Philadelphia. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Carlena, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the funeral home's website. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Amberwood Manor and Community Hospice for their extraordinary care of Carlena Thank You So Very Much! Contributions in Carlena's memory are suggested to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. S.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663, or to the Tuscarawas Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities (for Starlight School and Enterprises), 223 Fair Ave. N.W., New Philadelphia, OH 44663.
Published in The Times Reporter on Dec. 29, 2012