Obituaries

Jay Tobin

October 10, 1953 - June 23, 2017

Service Date: June 29, 2017

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Homes

  • Celebration of Life: 6-8pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO

Jay L Tobin, 63, of Kearney, MO passed away June 23, 2017.

A Celebration of Life will be 6-8pm, Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Homes, Kearney, MO.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Harvester Community Food Network, 3801 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO 64129

Jay was born October 10, 1953 in Mound City, MO to Joye (Hardcastle) Tobin.

After Jay’s long and brave battle with cancer, he quietly passed away at home with his wife and sons by his side. He was a devoted husband, father and a tireless educator! Jay inspired so many young minds during his 31 years of teaching for the Kearney School District. His love for all students and the opportunity to guide them on life’s journey was the driving force behind the profession he loved so much. Another passion for Jay was his love of coaching during his tenure with Kearney Schools. He was “Coach Tobin” to all and had a profound impact on many young lives. The world is a better place for him having been in it!

Jay was preceded in death by his mother: Joye Tobin; his 2nd mother: Kate Smith; grandparents, and his cousin, Joanie.

Jay is survived by his wife of 42 years: Penny; sons: George Tobin, and Don Tobin; maternal aunt: Jean; and cousins: Keri and Curt.

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