HOBBS Virginia Dell Church Hobbs, n e Bernreuter, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2016. She was born in Jacksonville on April 3, 1919, the daughter of Virginia Idella Nott Bernreuter and John S. Bernreuter. Virginia Dell was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School. She was married to Kenneth Craig Church, Sr. and C. Harold Hobbs, both deceased. She is survived by her four sons and their wives: Craig Church, Jr. and wife Beth, John Church and wife Rebecca, Curtis Church and wife Elizabeth, Bryan Church and wife Lucy Ackert. She was predeceased by grandsons Dustin, Bret, Tyler and Matt. She is also survived by grandchildren Amy Church Mauldin and husband Trey; Kelli Nicole Church; Ryan Church and wife Amanda; Moira, William, and Rory Church. She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Drew, Sarah, Chandler, and Chase Mauldin, and Riley, Tayler, and Kate Church. Virginia Dell was known for her sweet smile and disposition. She was famous for her dancing. She learned tap from Ned Wayburn who had studios in Florida and New York. She was known as Florida's Miracle Baby in the twenties while touring with the Denishawn Dance Group. She started teaching dance as a young girl, giving her first recital when she was 15. After high school, she studied in New York under Ella Daganova who had danced with Ballet Russes, one of the most influential dance companies of the twentieth century. She opened Virginia Dell School of Dance in 1936 and taught for almost 50 years. Virginia Dell had a long, rich and fulfilling life and lived it her way. Services will be held on Thursday, 1 PM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Private family burial to follow. Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.
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