Carolyn (Kitty) Hobbs

First Posted: 2/29/2012

Carolyn (Kitty) Hobbs, 84, loving wife of 62 years to Milton E. Hobbs, a devoted mother of four, grandmother of 10, and great -grandmother of five, died suddenly February 25.

Born and raised in Cork, Ga. as the last of 11 children to Nancy Ellis Powell and John Reilly Powell, Kitty worked as a homemaker, secretary, and lastly as a teacher’s aide at Newton Ransom Elementary School for 15 years.

Kitty led an active, happy life golfing at the Scranton Canoe Club and playing bridge with her friends.

She derived tremendous joy taking part in the lives of her grandchildren, enveloping all with the warmth of family and tradition.

A viewing for family and friends will be held March 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 South State Street in Clarks Summit.

Funeral service will be held March 3 at 10 a.m. at Young’s Funeral Home, with the services by Reverend William Carter, of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit. Interment will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Dunmore.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the National Arthritis Foundation or donor’s favorite charity. For directions or to sign the online guestbook, visit

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