July 3, 2003



Edwin W. Jobes

Edwin W. Jobes of Yellow Springs died Friday, June 27, in Community Hospital. He was 72.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1930, in Springfield, the son of Edwin W. Sr. and Bertha (Hummell) Jobes.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He retired from the Navy in 1969 after 21 years of service, and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of the Eagles No. 2641 and also volunteered at coach bingo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Maxine (Kinninson) Jobes, after 46 years of marriage; 11 brothers and sisters; and one grandson, Terry Powell.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Lucy and Pete Hutchinson of Germantown, William E. and Carol Jobes of Riverside; Richard Jobes; Julie and Danny Powell of North Lewisburg; Brenda and Dave Vesley of Kettering; and Ronnie Jobes of Springfield; two sisters, Leona Powers of Springfield and Ruth Kipsinger of Xenia; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Wednesday, July 2, in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral Home in Springfield, with interment following in Enon Cemetery.