Graveside services for Reta M. (Wilson) Jacobs, 88, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She died Sunday, July 11, 2010 at her home.
She was born May 22, 1922 in Lawrence, Kansas the daughter of Clarence E. and Della Mae (Hatch) Wilson.
She was a homemaker and worked at the SRS office for 20 years.
She was a member of The Order of Eastern Star and The Order of the White Shrine. She also attended North Lawrence Christian Church.
She married Arthur R. “Jake” Jacobs on June 12, 1941 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death on March 4, 1994.
Survivors include a son, Earl “Ed” Jacobs and wife Sonja; two daughters, Linda Helton and husband, Myrl; Connie Kesinger and husband, Kevin all of Lawrence; a brother, Wiley Wilson and wife, Marie of Lawrence; seven grandchildren, Angela and Steve Strum; Clint Breithaupt; Lisa and Kevin Jones; Mark and Gwendolyn Jacobs; Lori and Hayden Fowler; Kyle Kesinger and Casey Kesinger; eleven great-grandchildren: Delaney Blessing, Madison Fowler, Zach Breithaupt, Jacob Strum, Mason Fowler, Ethan Jacobs, Mayte Breithaupt, Rosie Strum, J.T. Jones, Aidan Jacobs, Saida Jacobs and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Wilson and Ruth Phillips.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County VNA, and Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and sent in care of the mortuary.