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Obituary for Jean Jacobs
JEAN JACOBS, 90, of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown, IL, died Friday, October 23, 2015, at the center. Jean was born January 15, 1925, in Geneseo, IL, to Rollin W. and Blanche E. (Wolf) Harper. She was educated in the Geneseo Grade Schools and was a graduate of Geneseo High School. Jean married Willard M. Jacobs on November 11, 1947, in Geneseo, IL. She farmed, along with her husband, in the Erie and Prophetstown, IL, areas. She later worked as office secretary for the former Schuneman Insurance Agency in Prophetstown. Jean was a member of Leon United Methodist Church, Prophetstown American Legion Auxiliary, and the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 354. She was a collector of salt and pepper shakers, was a NASCAR fan, and enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Survivors include her husband, Willard; two sons, William "Bill" (Claudia) Jacobs and Randy (Marilyn) Jacobs both of Prophetstown, IL; six grandchildren, William Jacobs, Jr., Shawn (Dustin Wilson) Jacobs, Jennifer (Jamie) Etheridge, Michelle Beauford, Matthew (Amber) Jacobs, and Christopher Jacobs; eleven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Avis Atwell and one brother, Laurel Harper.
PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Riverside Cemetery " Prophetstown, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Oscar N. Carrasco " Pastor: Prophetstown United Methodist ChurchTHE BOSMA-GIBSON FUNERAL HOME " PROPHETSTOWN, IL IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTSINTERMENT: Riverside Cemetery " Prophetstown, IL