Ruth Jane Sobotka

SEBRING- Ruth Jane Sobotka, 89, of Sebring passed away Thursday at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth was born in Sebring on Nov. 28, 1924. the daughter of the late Anthony and Rhoda (Brooks) Dawson. A lifelong area resident, she was a 1942 graduate of Sebring McKinley High School, worked at Royal China and was owner/co-owner/operator of Cornie’s TV in Salem, which opened in 1953, and Cornie’s Steakhouse in Alliance, which opened in 1968.

Survivors include her two sons, Jim (Connie) Sobotka of Alliance and Tom (Linda) Sobotka of Belleview, Fla.; two daughters, Pam (Mike) Vargo of Alliance and Tammie (Greg) Skivolocke of Alliance; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Edith Dawson of Sebring and Lillian Dawson of Beloit.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Cornie Sobotka whom she married on July 22, 1949 and who died on July 17, 1976.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Gednetz-Ruzek funeral home.. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made in Ruth’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home.