Deafhs Mrs. Hobbs, 75, Dies Here Today Mr. Mite Elizabeth Hobbs, 75, OT rural West Branch died this morning in an Iowa City 'nursing home after r brief illness, Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Barker funeral home in West Branch, vith tha Rev. Charles Haigh officiating:. Burial will be in the West Branch cemetery. Contributions may be made to the cancer fund. Mrs. Hobbs was born April 8, 1890, south of West Branch, the daughter of Robert and Mary Rummells Stepp. She was married to John Hobbs December 21, 1921, at Iowa City, and they farmed southwest of West Branch. Survivors include her husband; one brother, Josiah W, tt Riceville; two nephews, including Robert Stepp of Coral ville, and a niece.