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Edna Virginia Jobman, 90 - June 11, 2015

Edna Virginia Jobman, 90, of Aurora passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the Memorial Community Care Center in Aurora.
Services took place on Monday, June 15, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora with the Rev. Karl Larson officiating. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Hastings.
Jobman, the daughter of Oscar and Hattie (Plautz) Grothen, was born in Hastings on Aug. 10, 1924.
She attended school at District 33 north of Hastings through the eighth grade and graduated from Hastings High School. She then attended Hastings College and graduated with a double major in music and English.
Jobman began her teaching career in 1946 at Doniphan teaching K-12 music and English. She moved on to Spencer Park Elementary in Hastings for three years to teach music, then began a new assignment at Hastings Junior High School teaching music. She often joked that her claim to fame was that she had Tom Osborne as a student in her junior high choir, family members said.
On June 19, 1955, she was united in marriage to Richard Jobman. The couple resided at Norfolk where her husband was pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church until they retired in 1978.
While living in Norfolk, she was an active partner with her husband’s ministry. She was a Sunday School teacher, directed the junior and adult choirs, and assumed the role of teaching confirmation when her husband had surgery and had to take some time off.
After her husband’s retirement from full-time ministry, the couple moved to Hastings where she got a job at Watson Elementary School as a para-professional in the library and study center.
Jobman was active with her church at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings and was a member of WELCA, serving on the foundation board. She was also involved with the Stephen Ministry and enjoyed sewing quilts with the other women of the church, according to family members. Another volunteer activity she enjoyed was her involvement with the Literacy program, teaching English as a second language.
?Her husband passed away in December of 2006, and she moved to East Park Villa at Aurora in 2010, then to Memorial Community Care of Aurora in 2013.
Jobman loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family members said. She did a lot of sewing for her granddaughters when they were little. Sarah and Amy have many dresses that grandma made for them that they will cherish. She also loved music and especially enjoyed her granddaughter’s piano recitals and the Steven’s Church choir programs.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Oscar and Hattie; her husband, Richard; three brothers and sisters-in-law—Carl (Alice) Grothen, Raymond (Helen) Grothen and Harold (Gertrude) Grothen.
Survivors include: her two sons—Mark (Laura) Jobman of Aurora and Steven Jobman (Rick Best) of Davenport, IA; two granddaughters and family—Sarah (Nathan) Geiken and Ella of Gretna, and Amy (Michael)Carlin and Lily of Bellevue; a brother, Paul (Jeanette) Grothen of Hastings; numerous nieces and nephews including Tom and Rhonda Jobman of Gothenburg, Jim and Pat Jobman of Gothenburg and Jo Fuller of Cambridge.
Memorials are suggested to the Messiah Lutheran Church of Aurora, the Memorial Community Care Center of Aurora and Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church of Dallas, TX.