Carlena M. Hobart, age 92, a long-time resident of Goshen, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in Amberwood Manor, New Philadelphia. Born April 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 of marriage before Dale’s passing on March 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 VFW Auxiliary.
Survivors include five children, Russell E. (Ruth Ann) Hobart of Goshen, Nancy K. Grinstead of New Phila., Daniel. L. (Diana) Hobart, of Uhrichsville, Margaret “Peggy” (Larry) Jacobs of Conesville, and Lori K. Carpenter, of Dayton TX, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Carlena in death besides her parents and husband were a daughter, Carole Anne Hobart, sons-in-law Charles Grinstead and Mark Carpenter; sister, Retha Davidson and brother Harry Davidson.
A funeral service was held on Dec. 31, with burial taking place at the East Ave. Cemetery in New Phila. Toland- Herzig Funeral Home handled arrangements. Contributions in Carlena’s memory may be sent to Community Hospice,716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (for Starlight School and Enterprises) at 610- Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663. The full obit appeared in the Times Reporter on December 29.