Helen Marie Cobb, 92, of Taylorsville, North Carolina, and formerly of Montpelier, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, after a short illness. Helen was born on July 16, 1930, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Hofbauer in Akron, Ohio. On Oct. 17, 1953 she married Alfred E. Cobb and he preceded her in death, after 67 years of marriage, on Jan. 19, 2021.
Helen was a part of the family business, Mohawk Tools in Montpelier, founded by her father in 1950s and she served on the board of directors of Mohawk Tools. She also worked alongside her husband at Cobb’s Ace Hardware in Montpelier.