James Harold Cobb, 90, of rural Montgomery City, MO, died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the SSM/Audrain Hospital in Mexico, MO.
James Harold Cobb was born October 28, 1926 in Wellsville, MO to Mark Dewey Cobb and Elizabeth Ann "Bessie" Blackshaw Cobb. After graduating from Wellsville High School he entered into the United State Army. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving from April 9, 1945 until October 3, 1947. On April 21, 1949 he married Anna Marie Boes at the Immaculate Conception Church in Montgomery City, MO. They were married for over 68 wonderful years.
He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church, Montgomery City, MO, serving as lector, usher and on the parish council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as treasurer for several years.
Mr. Cobb was a farmer in Montgomery County for over 40 years. He served with various farm organizations including Montgomery County FHA, Montgomery County Extension Council, Montgomery Rural Fire Department and Montgomery County Fair Board; and was chairman of the Montgomery County FSA Committee.
His hobbies included photography, woodworking and gardening; he enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. After his retirement, Harold and Anna Marie enjoyed their travels throughout the United States and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Alaska.
Mr. Cobb is survived by his wife Anna Marie Boes Cobb of Montgomery City, MO; children: Jean Kertz; Joe Cobb and friend, Gloria; Charley Cobb and wife, Deanna; Jerry Cobb and Holly Cobb; Joanne McManimie and husband, Bob; Cheryl Gruber and husband, Gary; Russ Cobb and wife Lisa; Therese Black and husband, Luke; Marlene Beshears and husband, Scott; Loretta Benson and husband, Ernie; Marvin Cobb and wife, Mary Kate; Carol Oden and husband, Todd; Glen Cobb; Alice Ficinus and husband, Scott; Steve Cobb and wife, Beth; Eddie Cobb and wife, Donna; and Kenny Cobb; 31 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Doris Wieberg and husband, Joe; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Mr. Cobb was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Calvin Cobbs, who died in infancy, and one great- granddaughter Mya Elizabeth Kertz.
A private Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, Montgomery City, MO. The Reverend Augustine Okoli and the Reverend Chris Codes officiated. A private internment with full military honors was held at St. Mary's Cemetery, Montgomery City, MO.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Immaculate Conception School and Day Care or to the St. Vincent de Paul Society through the Immaculate Conception Church, 307 North Walker Street, Montgomery City, MO 63361 or c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO 63361.
Condolences may be made to www.schlankerfuneralhome.com.