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Sophia Ann Bobrosky Duff, 87, of Morehead, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, at her home surrounded by loving family.

She was born Aug. 13, 1928, in Calvin, Virginia, a daughter of the late John Carl Bobrosky, Sr., and Mary Wolfinger Bobrosky. Besides her parents, nine brothers and sisters preceded her in death.

Her husband of almost 69 years, Dewey Jack Duff, passed away March 12, 2013; a son, Christopher J. Duff on July 19, 1990; and a granddaughter, Amanda Gaye Roberts on May 7, 2004.

Mrs. Duff is survived by one son, John Allen Duff (Mary) of Morehead; and six daughters, Diana Joan Bush (Wendell) of Dayton, Ohio, Carol Elaine Combs, (Roger) of Marysville, Indiana, Marcia Lynn Barker of Loveland, Ohio, Judith Ellen Lambert of Morehead, Teresa Gaye Roberts of Morehead, and Jennifer Marie Bolt (David) of Morehead; four brothers, Paul Bobrosky (Beulah Duff) of Keokee, Virginia, Steve Bobrosky (Mary) of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Bill Bobrosky (Brenda) of Batesville, Arkansas, and Daniel M. Bobrosky (Cora) of Fairview, Virginia; and one sister, Betty Hill (Ben) of Church Hill, Tennessee.

Additional survivors include thirty-seven grandchildren: Vilder Wendell Bush, Jr., Craig Allen Bush (Mary), Jared Steven Combs (Leigh Ann), Melissa Ann Combs Allen (Arbie), Jason Bradley Combs (Tonia), Jonathan Dean Combs (Rebecca), Jimmy Dale Barker, Jr., Jody Kyle Barker (Angela), Eric Edward Barker (Amy), Richard Tyler Lambert (Karla), Emily Nichole Lambert Jackson (Jermain), Angela Dawn Roberts, Aaron Stewart Roberts (Michelle), Adam Lee Roberts (Leslie), Matthew Allen Duff (Amanda), Jonathan Dewey Duff, Nicholas Christopher Duff, Kathryn Amelia Duff, Rebecca Maria Duff, Amanda Jo Bolt Brown (Scott), Sharon Louise Bolt Gibbs (Holden), William Spencer Duff Bolt, and Audra Grace Owens.

Thirty-two great-grandchildren: Mason Christopher Bush, Alexander Jacob Bush, Sophia Beatrice Bush, Ashton Brooke Napier, Lauren Alexis Napier, Olivia Grace Combs, John McKinley Combs, Mikahla Elaine Combs, Mikenzie Grace Combs, Casey Nichole Combs, Samantha Rayanne Combs, Molly Paige Barker, Kyleigh Elizabeth Barker, Kaycee Ashlyn Barker, Eric Brady Barker, Joshua Andrew Jackson, Kevin Earl Lambert, Trinity Noelle Lambert, Christopher Aaron Roberts, Sydney Lauren Roberts, Andrew Lee Roberts, Matthew Graham Roberts, Hannah Blair Roberts, Sarah Renee Roberts, Luke Allen Duff, Zoe Kate Duff, Tanner Lee Spears, Rylie Graye Spears, Payton Harrison Brown, Cassidy Brynn Gibbs, Andrea Laine Gibbs, and Corbin Nye Gibbs.

Three great-great grandchildren: Miles Jett Van Hook, Hadley Raylynn Combs, and Braylen Martin Vetter, as well as a multitude of cousins and extended family.

The matriarch of a large family, Sophia, known by most as "Grandma", loved to work in her flowers and gardens. Much to her enjoyment, she spent many hours piecing together jigsaw puzzles, quilting, and crocheting. Later in life, she kept up with family and friends by mastering her social media skills on Facebook. She never stopped learning and passing on her knowledge.

An amazing woman who worked hard raising her family, Sophia could cook a meal for 50 or 60 without batting an eye and looked forward to the next new recipe. Grandma's house was always full of family and friends alike waiting to sample her famous Hungarian cabbage rolls and chocolate cake. At Thanksgiving and Christmas there was always a line waiting to get to her wonderful homemade nut rolls. She treasured all of these moments and made her house a home to all who entered. To her grandchildren she was a best friend with a heart of gold. Listening to their stories, checking up on them and loving them, Grandma helped build great memories for them to pass on to their children.

Sophia loved her husband, her eight children and all of her family beyond compare. She will be greatly missed in our lives. Losing her has left us feeling lost, but having her in our hearts will keep us going. We love you, Mom and Grandma.

Graveside services for family and friends will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Paul Prabell officiating. Following the service, all are invited to Jesus Our Savior Catholic Church for a meal and celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Jesus Our Savior Catholic Church, 315 Battson Avenue, Morehead, KY 40351

Arrangements are under the direction of Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

View or sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com.
Published on June 27, 2016
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