Bobbie Combs, 89

Posted December 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm


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Bobbie Combsof rural Westfield passed away Friday, December 14, 2012, at her home.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Bobbie June Knight was born June 11, 1923 in Freestone, Texas, the daughter of LeRoy and Fannie (Latham) Knight. She attended school in Teague, Texas and played on the volleyball team. Following her graduation, she moved to San Antonio.

While living in San Antonio, she met her future husband, Jack Combs, while he was stationed there in the service. After Jack’s time in San Antonio, they moved to Sioux City. There were united in marriage on February 22, 1944.

Shortly after their marriage, Jack went overseas during WWII. While he was in the service, Bobbie lived in Texas and worked for Hughes Tools. Following Jack’s discharge, she moved back to Sioux City. In November of 1962, they moved to a farm in Plymouth County, Iowa. Bobbie was a homemaker for the family and helped on the farm.

She was a member of Morningside Church of Christ in Sioux City. She enjoyed sewing, vegetable and flower gardening, and reading. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her husband of over 68 years, Jack of Westfield, IA; her children: Gary (Deb) Combs of Westfield, IA, Sandra (Jim) Vint of Sioux City, IA, and Susan (Bob) Goodburn of Marcus, IA; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Robbie Knight; a brother: Lee Knight; a granddaughter: Courtney Goodburn; and a great granddaughter: Kenzie Combs

Memorials can be made in Bobbie’s name to the Sioux City Gospel Mission in c/o Jack Combs, 25592 Elk Avenue, Westfield, IA 51062.

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