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Genevieve Ione Rodgers Jacobs

December 7, 1919 December 21, 2007
Genevieve Ione Rodgers Jacobs
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Peoria - Genevieve Ione Rodgers Jacobs 88, of Peoria passed away on Friday December 21, 2007 at Christian Buehler Home in Peoria. Born December 7, 1919, in Mankato, Kansas to John O. and Clara Gaston Rodgers. Youngest of 6 children, her 4 brothers and 1 sister all preceded her in death. She attended elementary and High school schools in Mankato KS and Lincoln, NE and college at Washington University in Topeka, KS where she affiliated with Delta Gamma National Sorority. She married James G. Jacobs on November 26, 1942 in Mankato, KS; he passed away on March 20, 1983 in Peoria. She is survived by her two daughters; Jorja Jacobs of Tulsa, OK and Jamie (James VaNar) Dinkins of Peoria and her three grandchildren; Jeffrey Ward of Tampa, FL, Kristin Ward of Mahomet and David Ward of Peoria. She was a resident of Peoria since May of 1953, and a resident of Buehler Home since 1997. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria, where she served as a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. Upon moving to Buehler Home, she joined the First Federated Church in Peoria. She was always active in her children’s school functions(PTA and Mother’s Club) and was also a Girl Scout Leader. She was a member and past President of the Methodist Hospital Service League, Peoria Area Panhellenic Association and Delta Gamma Alumnae Association. She was a member of the local chapter of CZ of P.E.O. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held on Friday December 28, at 10 a.m. at First Federated Church in Peoria. Rev Dr. Frosty Krummel will officiate. Memorials may be made in her name to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate 530 NE Glen Oak Peoria. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. is assisting the family with arrangements. Visitation:  Services:Friday December 28, at 10 a.m. at First Federated Church in Peoria. Rev Dr. Frosty Krummel will officiate.

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