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Barbara Janet Hobbs

October 22, 1943 — June 12, 2024

West Monroe

Barbara Janet Hobbs

Graveside burial services for Janet Tooke Hobbs of West Monroe, Louisiana will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at Wimberly Cemetery in Ringgold, Louisiana with Rev. Ricky Baker officiating. Services will be handled by Mulhearn Funeral Home.

Janet was born on October 22, 1943, and departed this world on June 12, 2024. Janet grew up in Ringgold, Louisiana, attended Northwestern State University and thereafter worked in Shreveport and New Orleans before moving to West Monroe, where she met and married the love of her life, James A. "Jimmy" Hobbs. After their marriage Janet became Jimmy's legal assistant and the two of them worked well together in representing Jimmy's clients. Janet was a very energetic person and whatever she did she did it well. She organized and became President of the Ouachita Alzheimer's Association and spent hours dedicating her time and energy to that organization. Janet was a faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ, had a deep faith in God and enjoyed studying and sharing scripture. She was a member of McGuire Methodist Church for years and was actively involved in church projects and activities. Janet was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Hobbs; by her father and mother, Henry Seward Tooke and Virgie Corley Tooke; as well as her only sibling, James H. Tooke.

Janet is survived by her nephew, Mark H. Tooke and his wife, Pamela; by her great nieces, Amber C. Tooke and her husband, Ben Manahan; Janet Ann Tooke; and Meghan Tooke Kavanaugh and her husband, Kyle; and numerous cousins. Janet is also survived by her special friends, Mary Ann and Richard Norman, who looked after her and provided care for Janet during the years of her last illness, and by her best friend and long-time travel companion, Beverly Hart. Janet is also survived by her special friend and care provider, Glenda Dubose, who for the past nine years was a constant companion of Janet, taking care of all of Janet's needs.

Memorials may be made to McGuire Methodist Church, 2075 Arkansas Road, West Monroe, Louisiana 71291.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

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