Mary "Eileen" Jacobs
Mary “Eileen” Jacobs, 82, of Springfield, died at 5:50 am, Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Oak Terrace. She was born December 30, 1931 in Springfield, to William and Dorothy Harbauer Adelman, Sr. She married Glenn Jacobs on June 21, 1958 and he survives.
Also surviving are one son, Greg (Kathy) Jacobs of Flower Mound, TX; two daughters, Linda (Steve) Gnuse and Lori (John) Moore both of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Trent (Alison) Jacobs of McKinney, TX, Sara (Danny) Greene of Wylie, TX, Lisa (John) Ward of Springfield, Allison Gnuse of Springfield, Scott (Holly) Gnuse of Burbank, CA, Chris and Jenni Moore both of Springfield; Barrett Baxter of Austin, TX and Joy Hart of San Francisco, CA; eight great grandchildren; mother-in-law, Opal Jacobs of Sherman; two sisters-in-law, Nadine Adelman of Normal and Donna (Richard) Kolinski of St. Louis; one brother-in-law, Rusty Sonnenberg of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Thomas, sister, Edna Sonneberg and brother Bill Adelman, Jr.
Eileen worked for Fleischli Medical Clinic, Illinois Bell Telephone Company; State Farm Insurance Company; House of Wesley; Mennonite/Brokaw Hospital and Prairieland HMO.
She was past president of PTOs in both Lincoln and Normal; past treasurer of Lincoln Junior Woman’s Club; past president of Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Ladies Auxiliary in Bloomington and past officer of the Bishop Griffin 4th Degree Ladies Auxiliary in Springfield. She was a member of St. Agnes Church and St. Agnes Young at Heart Group and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association.
Eileen enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, water aerobics, traveling, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, November 28, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association; American Lung Association or to St. Agnes Church.