November 9, 1921 – April 3, 2013
Celia Tobis, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Wesley Acres. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2013 at Jewish Glendale Cemetery.
Celia was born November 9, 1921 in Des Moines, the daughter of Samuel and Minnie Pearl. She graduated from North High School. Following graduation Celia worked at Winnick’s Department Store. She was married to Harry Tobis in 1942 and together they raised four children.
Celia was a member of Tifereth Israel Synagogue and involved in charitable organizations through the synagogue.
Celia was a doting mother and grandmother and loved her grandchildren dearly.
Celia is survived by her children, Barbara (Carl) Zymet, Jill Mandelbaum, Shelli Tobis and Samuel (Cathy) Tobis; grandchildren, Matthew Zymet, Gregory (Heidi) Zymet, Mara (Kapr) Bangura, Joshua (Kat Meeker) Mandelbaum, Michael Mandelbaum, Benjamin Mandelbaum and Allie Tobis; a great granddaughter, Luella Zymet; brothers, Milton Pearl, David (Freida) Pearl and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry and a brother, Barney.
Memorials may be directed to the Tobis Fund through the Jewish Federation or Tifereth Israel Synagogue.
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