Bobbie J. Hans, 71, of rural Swisher, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at her home. A time for family and friends to gather will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. To share a thought, memory, or condolence with her family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Bobbie Jean (Shaw) Hans was born Jan. 10, 1948, in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of Elmer H. Shaw Sr. and Annie Lucille (Bradley) Shaw. She married David A. Hans on Nov. 5, 1978, in Iowa City. She served for many years as a highly successful sales representative for 3M Medical Products. In her retirement, she was a senior advocate for Johnson County Helping Hands. One of Bobbie's greatest joys in life was helping others. She always will be remembered for her selfless advocacy for those in need. She enjoyed traveling near and far, as well as trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and completing craft projects such as making wreaths and flower arrangements for family and friends.
Her surviving family members include her husband, David; children, Jerry W. Evans Jr. (Pam) and Jeff W. Evans (Becky); stepchildren, Sherri Danielle Diamond (Steven) and Scott A. Hans (Tami); 14 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and her brother, William H. Shaw Sr.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Claudia Shaw; brother, Dr. Elmer H. Shaw Jr.; and both of her parents.
Bobbie was a vibrant and energetic person whose life force will linger for eternity in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her.