Rita Jacobs

Rita Jacobs

Areitta “Rita” Jacobs of Otsego, Michigan passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Plainwell Pines. Mrs. Jacobs was born June 26, 1937 in Kalamazoo to Lloyd and Blanche (Leversee) Conner and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Rita was a devoted homemaker. In her leisure time she loved watching hummingbirds, enjoyed her cats and especially loved her family.

On May 16, 1959 she married Norman Jacobs who passed away in 2009. Also preceding her in death were her parents; step-father, Richard Brewer and step-mother, Helen Minegar. 

Surviving are a son and daughter, Robert (Nancy) Jacobs of Shelbyville and Sharon (Cameron) Davis of Otsego; two grandchildren, Carl Lloyd (Mary)  Jacobs and Casey Jo Jacobs; siblings, Cecil(Shirley) Conner, David (Wendy) Conner and Barbara (Bruce) Holzhausen.

Friends may visit with her family from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A graveside service at Miner Cemetery will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Rita may be made to Plainwell Pines activity fund.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Leslie Harness says:

    Sharon –
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Orville & Leslie Harness

  2. Deb Peterson says:

    Sharon I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  3. Sandy Skinner says:

    To the whole family I send my deepest thoughts of sympathy. Love you, Sharon.

  4. Kim Metty says:

    Sharon, I am sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family.

  5. Sue (Van Blarcom) Horrocks says:

    I have known Rita all my life having gone to school with her in Parchment. I remember many of the good times we had growing up. So sad to hear of her passing. My prayers are with her family. Sue

  6. sharon davis says:

    we will miss you mom

  7. Becky Smalley says:

    Rita was my neighbor for the last 20 years and also a dear friend. She always kept an eye on us, and was disappointed in the spring when the leaves came on the trees and blocked her view. She always treated us like family and treated my son like one of her grandchildren. She was definitely a woman who loved her cats and her birds. I can see her now sitting peacefully in heaven with Kit Kat cuddled up on her lap and her “Baby” and “Buddy” close by. She will be dearly missed and I looked forward to sharing a porch step in heaven with her one day discussing cats and birds and deer and the weather. We will be praying for all of her family whom she loved dearly.

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