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Jane M. Jacob, 89, of 900 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at her home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Vincent C. and Frances Schaberl O'Sullivan. On Feb. 14, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Robert E. Jacob, who preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2000.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1942, and a graduate of the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She was a retired registered nurse having worked as a cadet nurse during WWII. She then worked at the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and was hired as the first nurse at the St. Joseph's Monastery.
Mrs. Jacob was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a member of the St. Marys Nurses Study Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Kate Jacob (Leon Alder) of Abingdon, Va.; two sons, Timothy J. Jacob (Sue) of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mark S. Jacob (Tammy) of St. Marys; two daughters-in-law, Amy Jacob of St. Marys and Debbie Jacob of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer Gerschutz, Stephen Jacob, Joseph Jacob, Vincent Jacob, Rebecca Alder, Jillian Alder, Christopher Alder, Gregory Alder, Erin Jacob and Michael Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Ava Gerschutz and Andrew Gerschutz; and by a brother, James L. Amacher (Barb) of Akron, Ohio.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Alan Jacob, on April 11, 1998, and by two brothers, Patrick O'Sullivan and Ivan J. Herzing.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jane M. Jacob will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the Nurses Study Club, c/o Charlotte Beimel, 525 N. Michael St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.