Lawrence W. Jobe

Born: Mon., Dec. 4, 1916
Died: Sat., Nov. 3, 2012

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Lawrence W. Jobe, 95, Oblong, Illinois passed away Saturday November 3, 2012, at his residence in Oblong. He was born in Belleville, Illinois, on December 4, 1916, the son of Walter and Elizabeth (Otto) Jobe. On March 1, 1946, he married Helen G. Williams, who preceded him in death on December 19, 2008.

Lawrence was co-owner of Helen's Style Shop which opened in Oblong in August, 1946. Lawrence and Helen owned the shop for 38 years until 1984, when their daughter took over the store. Lawrence served in the Army Air Corp during WWII with the 316th Troop Carrier out of Scott Air Force Base serving in several European locations. Member of Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, Past Commander of Oblong American Legion Post #219, Oblong Lions Club, Robinson Elks Club, one of the founders of Oak Glen Golf Course, Robinson V.F.W., Oblong Town Board, Oblong Chamber of Commerce and served as an Election Officer at First National Bank for several years. Lawrence enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing golf.

Lawrence is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Jim and Cheryl Jobe, Robinson, IL. and Jack Jobe, Oblong, IL; one daughter Janet Jobe Schilowsky, Robinson, IL.; four grandchildren Brian Bennett, Robinson, IL, Chris and Kara Jobe, Robinson, IL.; Cory Jobe, Springfield, IL., and Abby Schilowsky, Newton, IL.; two great grandchildren Kyndal Jobe, Robinson, IL., and Landen Keller, Newton, IL.; several nieces and nephews and special caregivers Elaine and Glenda.

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers Ralph, Robert and Walter Jobe and one sister Viola Loeb.

Visitation is 11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Wednesday November 7, 2012, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. The funeral service is 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post #219 or Central United Methodist Church, Oblong, IL. Envelopes will be at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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