The Truth Staff
Surrounded by family and friends, Eleanor Hobbs celebrated her 75th birthday on Saturday, May 27 at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center. In the room decorated in pink and blue, Hobbs and her guests enjoyed a luncheon and shared memories of a life well lived.
Hobbs, the mother of Toledo City Councilman John Hobbs III, was born on June 1, 1948 in Toledo, the youngest of 15 children. She attended Irwin Schools and graduated from Springfield High School, graduating first in her class for Medical Assistance. She then had a career as a private caregiver and nurse’s assistant. She retired in 2007 from the Medical College of Ohio where she was a union steward.
Eleanor married Johnny Hobbs, Jr in 1968; they had been dating since they were in the fourth grade. The couple have four children: Councilman Hobbs, Ella Rose May Hobbs, Dexter Hobbs and Lamont Hobbs. They have 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Eleanor is the mother of Greater St. John Church of God in Christ and has been active in organizing and structuring the church since its beginnings – she leads new member classes for the church.