McCOOK, Nebraska -- Eldred Ruth Cobb, 80, entered the presence of her Heavenly Father on Thursday (Dec. 16, 2010), while residing at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
Eldred was born on July 19, 1930, to Ralph and Nellie (Nuding) Carpenter in the Township of Eden, in Hitchcock County, Nebraska. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1947.
On Dec. 21, 1947, she married Bob B. Cobb in Oskaloosa, Iowa. They made their home in Stratton, Nebraska where Eldred was a busy mother and homemaker. She also worked as a lab and X-ray technician at the Stratton Clinic.
She very much loved and was dedicated to her late husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Among her many hobbies, she greatly enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing, and tole painting. She and her late husband enjoyed their craft shop that they named "The Cobbler Shoppe." She made a variety of crafts and especially enjoyed designing sweatshirts, all of which she sold at craft fairs. She loved music and played the piano.
Eldred was a member of the Christian Union Church in Stratton, which she attended until she became a resident of McCook.
Preceding her in death were her husband Bob Cobb on Sept. 24, 2000; her parents, Ralph and Nellie Carpenter; and two sisters, Gwen Egle and Arlene Orr.
Survivors include her sons, Norman Cobb and wife, Glenna of York, Nebraska, Dallas Cobb and wife, Diane of McCook, and Wesley Cobb and wife, Dixie of Lincoln, Nebraska; one daughter, Lorie and husband, Dick Golding of South Fork, Colorado; one brother, Doyle Carpenter of Fort Wayne, Indiana; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Gideon's International, McCook Gideon's P.O. Box, 792, McCook, NE 69001.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home during business hours. There will be no public visitation.
Funeral services are Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Evangelical Free Church in McCook with Pastor Bruce Lester officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements