Mary Ruthann Hobbs, 68, of Independence died on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Centerpoint Medical Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, 64055. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Private burial. Online condolences may be expressed at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel).