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Barbara "Bobbie" Ila Kohler

November 8, 1949 — January 10, 2018

Barbara “Bobbie” Ila Kohler, of Groesbeck, passed away at home unexpectedly, from a sudden heart attack, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at age 68. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Old Fort Parker Historic Site (866 Park Rd. 35, Groesbeck) at the Fort Pavilion. Bobbie was born November 8, 1949 in Houston, to Alfred Edward Kohler and Bennie M. (Robinson) Kohler (both of whom have preceded her in death.) She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1968. Bobbie moved to Thornton over forty years ago, and later to Groesbeck. She worked for Don Corbitt managing all his Double D convenience stores in many local towns for thirty years, and continued working for DD Enterprises up until the day she passed away. Bobbie was a horse rider all her life, beginning on her grandfather’s horses in Houston. As a child, she had ridden in the Salt Grass and other trail rides. In Limestone County, she was a member of the Prime Time Express drill team and made the trip to the Rose Bowl, supporting the team although she was under doctor’s orders not to ride at that time. She loved participating in the Fort Parker trail rides. She greatly missed riding horses after leg and other health problems forced her to slow down. Horses were her love, but the Limestone County Relay for Life was her personal commitment. Bobbie was a twelve-year cancer survivor. She participated in the Limestone County Relay for Life since it’s beginning and was Chairman for several years. She had a drive for this project and never missed attending and participating in any Relay, and she did all the accounting as a volunteer. Bobbie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Willie and Candise Neal of Thornton; daughter and son-in-law, Dean and Renee Mills of Thornton; daughter, Peggy Cooper of Groesbeck; and daughter and son-in-law, Crystal Page and Jim Jaquay of Mexia. Her grandchildren are: Ila Thomason, Mandi Neal, David Mills, Douglas Cooper, Leanne Mills, Russell Neal, Bethany Neal, Jesse Page and Ashley Mills; and there are numerous great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Earl Kohler of Galveston and sister, Jerry Csaba of Canada and nieces and nephews.
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Old Fort Parker Historic Site-Pavilion

866 Park Rd 35, Groesbeck, TX 76642

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