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James E. Jobe

James (Jim) Jobe passed away peacefully on November 7, 2014 in Chandler, Arizona surrounded by his family. Jim was born to Genevieve and David Jobe on February 21, 1939 in Tingley, Iowa. He married Glenda Wood on June 8, in 1958 and spent the next 56 years by her side.
He is survived by his wife Glenda, son Jeff (Vonna) Jobe of Winterset, daughter, Denise (Paul) Rueschhoff of Leawood, Kansas and son, Greg (Michelle) Jobe of Ellston and "Swedish daughter" Eva (Ulf) Forsberg of Stockholm, Sweden. Jim leaves behind his grandchildren, Landon Jobe, Lauren (Alex) Lacaeyse, Jacob (Emily) Jobe, Joshua Jobe, Jeston Jobe, "Nigerian grandson" Thomas Vincent, Anna Rueschhoff, Mary Rueschhoff, Wiley (Carrie) Main, Quincy Main, "Swedish granddaughter's" Beatrice and Isabelle Forsberg and three great grandchildren, Louden and Calvin Main and Quinn Emilia Jobe. Jim is also survived by his siblings, Elizabeth Welch, Omaha, NE, Jerry (Mary Lynn) Jobe of Darien, Il and Ginger Lynch of Des Moines and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim began his career in Mount Ayr as co-owner of J & J Implement selling and servicing John Deere tractors and equipment. Jim also enjoyed farming and became owner of Jim Jobe, Chevrolet, Buick and Pontiac until he retired in 2001 to spend his retirement years in Sun Lakes, Arizona and traveling around the country.
Jim spent as much time as possible golfing, playing cards with friends and doing woodworking in his workshop. He brought much laughter to his grandkids playing Uno and cards and marbles. He and Glenda loved to travel around the United States and abroad to Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. He was loved for his quick wit, recounting of stories, sense of humor and his ability to start up a conversation with everyone he encountered.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Wednesday, November 26th from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Sun Valley Lake Club House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the James E. Jobe Scholarship Fund for Mount Ayr Community High School.
Contributions may be mailed to the funeral home or to Greg Jobe 3136 130th St Ellston, IA 50074.

"If there is another world, he lives in bliss. If there is none, he made the most of this." Robert Burns

  • Memorial Service

    November 10, 2014
    1:00 PM

    Desert Cross Lutheran Church

    8600 S. McClintock Dr
    Tempe, AZ

  • Private Graveside Service

    Wednesday November 26 2014

    Tingley Cemetery

    Tingley, IA

  • Celebration of Life Visitation

    November 26, 2014
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Sun Valley Lake Club House

    Ellston, IA

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Jim was like a good brother had a good sense of humor he was always there when i need him he will be truly missed

Posted by Pat Hill O''Loughlin - first cousin   November 30, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Glenda & Family
We were so sorry to hear about Jim. Mike was so glad he had just talked to him when he was in the Hospital. The Been Family & Jobe Family had so many good times together. Know you all will miss him. Hope to see all of you on Wed. at the Service.

Mike, Naomi & Melody Been

Posted by Mike, Naomi & Melody Been - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   November 23, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Glenda and Family,
Rex and Dave just let us know of Jim''s passing. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Just seems like yesterday we were sitting in Mrs Lawver''s class discussing your up-coming wedding.
My how time flies, we cherish every one of those minutes as they pass and savor them for loving memories.
We know the two of you created many of those lovely memories. God Bless.
Ernie and Ginger

Posted by Virginia Hunt Smith - West Des Moines, IA   November 18, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Jobe family, We were surprised and sorry to hear of Jim''s passing. He was one of those people who was so full of life, you just expected him to be here forever. He lived his life enjoying his family, enjoying his work, treating his customers fairly, and always had a smile whenever I would see him on the streets of Mount Ayr. Of course, we were the ''green vs. red'' when we talked farm equipment but our teasing each other was always done with such fun. Glenda, I have known you all my life and you are a gem. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff, Greg & Denise-- I watched you all grow up and go through school and you are fortunate to have had such a good and caring father. We extend our sympathy to all of you. A quote I read says "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal~Love leaves a memory no one can steal". May God heal your heartache and your memories bring you smiles. We pray for your peace, comfort and strength through Him. (2 Cor. 1:3-4)
In Christian love, Raymond & Donna (Hosfield) Shields

Posted by Raymond & Donna (Hosfield) Shields - Diagonal,, IA - Friend   November 15, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Jim''s death. He was such a good man and always friendly to everyone. We will miss him and hope that everyone will be comforted by the great memories you have. I know I have a lot of good stories about Jim.

Posted by Bob and Jenifer Johnson - Tingley, IA - friend and "summer" neighbor   November 14, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Glenda and family,

Sorry to read of Jim''s death. It is one of the passages of life we all face.
You were fortunate to have as many years together as you did. Regardless
of the length of time we have with them we feel it is never enough. Your special
memories of him can never be taken from you. May you feel the love of God and family surround you at this difficult time.

Margaret Wilkins

Posted by Margaret Wilkins - Creston, IA - friend   November 13, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

This is the 13th and I''m just hearing of Jim''s passing. We are so sorry for your loss and sending our prayers your way.

Posted by Jack and jackie Fay - Topeka, KS   November 13, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Jim''s passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Alan and Lois Ibbotson - Tingley, IA - Friend   November 13, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss

Posted by Carol and Steve Oxley - Mount Ayr, IA - Friend   November 13, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayer are with you

Posted by ISteve and Carol Oxley - MountAyr, IA - friend   November 13, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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