Mary F. Jacob, 92, Wyocena

November 6, 2018

Mary F. Jacob, 92, of Wyocena, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Jan. 30, 1926, in the town of Otsego, the daughter of Perry and Saddie (Webber) Henton. She was united in marriage to Henry Jacob on Aug. 21, 1943, in Rio. Mary lived in the Columbia County area all her life. Mary and her husband Henry lived on a farm outside of Doylestown until 1963, when they moved to Doylestown. She had a love for traveling, baking, canning and flowers, especially zinnias and peonies, which she took great pride in. Mary worked at the Rio Glove Factory, the Cambria Canning Factory and the Garment Clothing Factory in Columbus. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Doylestown for 55 years.

Mary had a kind spirit, known for her ease in frequent conversation with family, friends and even total strangers. Her contagious smile and entertaining sense of humor with her sweet and simple demeanor won the trust and hearts of many, which was an inspiration to all who knew her. Mary would say she “enjoyed life.” She had a strong will to live and an unwavering faith in God.

Survivors include her sons, Gordon (Patsy) Jacob of Oakfield, and Richard (Bonnie) Jacob of Pardeeville; daughters, Judy Baldridge of Soldotna, Alaska, and Patti (Mike) Kittleson-Curry of Kasilof, Alaska; grandchildren, Trevor and Troy Jacob, Christopher Smith and Melissa Jacob, Jessie and Larry Kittleson; and great-grandchildren, Kyla and Dylan Jacob, Emma Jacob, Nicholas Smith, Kelli Gulley, Noelle Smith, George and Henry Kittleson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Jacob; grandson, John H. Kittleson; son-in-law, James Baldridge; parents, Perry and Saddie Henton; two sisters and a brother; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Ida Jacob; and many beloved sisters and brothers of the Jacob family.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Doylestown. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Doylestown. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. A luncheon at Grasse Funeral Home in Rio will follow the services. In lieu of flowers, cards and donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be at www.grassefs.com. Grasse Funeral Service in Pardeeville is serving the family.

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