Josephine Ann Blobaum

January 19, 1932 - March 20, 2020
Josephine Ann Blobaum

Josephine Ann Blobaum, 88, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Friday evening, March 20, 2020, at National Health Care Nursing Home, Joplin, Missouri. Josephine was born January 19, 1932, in Delavan Illinois, to the late Hubert Fisher and Florence (Austin) Fisher. She graduated from Delavan High School in 1950. She married Romaine Blobaum in 1956, to this union five children were born; they later divorced. Josephine was a homemaker, and a beautician for many years before moving to Joplin in 1985. She then owned and operated the Missouri Scientific School of Cosmetology for many years teaching cosmetology. She loved playing the piano, crocheting, quilting, sewing, and cooking, but especially spending time with friends and family.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Blobaum, Springfield, Missouri, and Edward Blobaum and wife Lisa, Joplin, Missouri; two daughters, Mary Holly and husband Clay, Arab, Alabama, and Bonnie Bennet, Springfield, Missouri; a sister, Mary Steege, Bloomington, Illinois; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one on the way.

She was also preceded in death by a son, James Blobaum; two infant sons, Romaine Blobaum, and Mark Blobaum; a granddaughter Amber Blobaum; two brothers, Jim Fisher, and Hubert Fisher; and two sisters, Elizabeth Bailey, and Julia Sullivan.

Josephine will lie in state at the Knell Mortuary for friends to pay their respects, and to sign the register book from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday, March 23, 2020, and Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Online condolence may be expressed through