Evelyn M. Jacobs, 80, of New Holland, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at 5:37 p.m., shortly after arrival at the Adena Greenfield Medical Center.
Evelyn was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Ross County, to Maderia and Marie Jean Alexander Ater and was reared by Harold and Jean Speakman.
She was a 1955 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in Ross and Pickaway counties.
She was formerly a bookkeeper for several area businesses and also had worked in retail sales. Evelyn was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church.
She was an avid bowler and was on several women’s bowling leagues. She loved to quilt and cross stitch and was an enthusiastic sports fan.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Rhett Stark, in 2010; and a sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and John Felmet.
Evelyn, who was a breast cancer survivor, is survived by her husband, Russell L. (Sonny) Jacobs Jr., whom she married Jan. 14, 1956; two daughters, Kim Jacobs of Louisville, Kentucky, and Kathy (Roger Shafer) Stark of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, Kari Whalen, Kyle (Cari) Whalen, Stefani (James) Whalen-Davis, Holley (Bryan) Boka, Jeffrey (Bianca) Ritenour, Ryan (Andrea) Stark and Rebekah (Daniel) Allen; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Ater of Greenfield; two sisters, Barbara and Evelena; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Judy and David Sheridan of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, Missy.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial followed in the New Holland Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home in New Holland from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Nikki Sheets, 154 E. Front St., New Holland, Ohio 43145.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal