Jo Ann (Short) Hobbs went to be with her Heavenly Father May 12, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

Jo Ann (Short) Hobbs went to be with her Heavenly Father May 12, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Oct. 28. 1934, to Jessie and Velma (Yoder) Short in Shawnee.

Jo Ann attended Harrison Grade School and Shawnee High School.

She married Charles W Hobbs on Aug. 30, 1952.

Jo Ann was a cosmetologist for over 50 years, opening her first beauty shop in 1954 on East Main St. in downtown Shawnee.

In 1957, she relocated to 645 W. University St., and in 1963 opened Charles Beauty School.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Velma Short; husband, Charles Hobbs; one son, David Wayne Hobbs; and brother, Roscoe Garland Short.

Those left to cherish her memories are her sister, Carol Martin and husband W.D.; sons, Larry Hobbs, Gary and Cathy Hobbs; sister-in-law, Glenda Short, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Liberty Baptist Church with Revered Phil Thompson officiating.