Mildred M. Jacobs

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mildred M. Jacobs, 92, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada, after a brief illness. She was born March 30, 1922, in Independence, Kan., to James Edward and Clara Lucretia (Cooper) Redburn. On Oct. 7, 1944, she was united in marriage to Victor V. Jacobs, in Fort Scott, who preceded her in death on April 25, 2009. Married for 64 years, the couple became the parents of two sons and two daughters.

Mildred was raised in both Kansas and Missouri, but called Nevada her home having lived here for more than 50 years. She spent most of her life as a homemaker devoted to the love and care of her husband and children. She did spend a brief time as a schoolteacher in the Tiffin area just north and east of El Dorado Springs. She always enjoyed gardening and spending time playing games with the family.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Jacobs and Darlene, of Denton, Texas, and Steven Jacobs and Brenda, of Nevada; one brother, J.D. Redburn and JoAnne, of El Dorado Springs; seven grandchildren, Michael Jacobs, Darren Jacobs, Jamie Saylor, Stephanie Foley, Wendy Dawson, Paul Adams, and Sheri Barnhart; several great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Aside from her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by four brothers, Bob, Marvin, Cal, and Bill Redburn; four sisters, Evelyn Watkins, Annie Benskin, Wanda Benskin, and Verna Hughes; and her two daughters, Cathy Jacobs and Sharon Dawson.

Funeral services for are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19, at the Nevada Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Church of the Nazarene in care of Ferry Funeral.

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