Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home - Champaign Il

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Julie Marie (Oneal) Hobbs

Julie Marie (Oneal) Hobbs, 50, born May 31, 1966 at Gibson Area Hospital passed away at 2:20 a.m., July 5, 2016, in her home in Mahomet, Illinois.

She is preceded by her brother Michael Jay and her father, retired Lieutenant Paul hobbsOneal of the Champaign Police Department and survived by her mother, Dorothy Oneal (widow of Paul Oneal) of Champaign, her sisters Paula Hamilton with her husband Stephen of Champaign and Debra Birge with her husband Gil of Paxton, her husband Roger Hobbs (married January 22, 1996) of Mahomet, their children Alyssa Marie Hobbs (18) and Landon Oneal Hobbs (12) of Mahomet, and her children by marriage, Krysta Lynne Hobbs (27) of Mahomet and Kody Daniel Hobbs (25) with his fiancé Kassie Sturdyvin (22) of Homer, and her first grandchild Carter James Ireland, son of Krysta Lynne Hobbs. Julie is also survived by her family pets; Jack (golden retriever), Ridley (mini red golden doodle) and cats; Maxfli, Putter, Bunker and Cowboy. 

Julie was diagnosed with a very aggressive, inoperable, and terminal brain cancer in early February of this year of which she deteriorated quickly due to its affects. While she turned 50 on May 31st of this year, Julie was no longer in an oriented state where she could comprehend or appreciate this accomplishment. In her eyes, she will forever be 49. 

Julie owned and operated Lo-Down Dirty Dog Grooming of Mahomet since 1996 where she thrived doing what she loved best; working with animals. Her customers will attest to her genuine, caring, and nurturing personality. Julie’s love for animals started at a very early age where she would often be found rescuing domestic and wild animals of all kinds or spending time at her aunt’s farm playing with all the cats in the barn. Julie began volunteering at the Champaign County Humane Society at age 12 and continued her passion into adulthood working at local Veterinary Clinics. Julie’s niece, Katy Hamilton, of whom has worked with Julie for many years, is managing the grooming business to ensure clients and their beloved pets continue to receive the care they've grown accustomed to over the 20 years Julie has been in business. 

On behalf of Julie, her family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all the friends and family who have expressed their well wishes, prayers and donations including the food chain during this time of transition. We know that many have suffered through similar fates and we appreciate the easing of such a burden through your kindness.
A memorial visitation will be held at First Christian Church, 3601 South Staley Rd., Champaign from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, July 8th. Memorials may be directed to the same address. A celebration of life with friends and family will be held from 11a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 9th at Julie’s home in Mahomet.

Any donations should be made to the Benefit of Julie Hobbs for Alyssa and Landon”s education funds.

Condolences to the family may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com



I am so sorry that I was unable to attend Julie’s visitation. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

Louise McClintock
Champaign, Illinois