Jacoba "Grandma" Eich, 99, Crystal River, Fla., died Nov. 9, 2013, at Crystal Gem Manor in Crystal River under the care of family and friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Jacoba was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Rotterdam, Holland to the late John and Jane (VanTouw) Axfield. Jacoba enjoyed crocheting and cross-stitching. She was a volunteer at Rock Crusher Elementary School and a member of Gulf-to-Lake Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugo Eich; her sons, Richard and Robert Eich. She is survived by granddaughter, Pam and her husband Wayne Burns of Crystal River; their children Tyler and Adam; her sister, Jane Hammond of Largo; and extended family including grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Crystal Gem Manor for the wonderful care they provided Grandma during her stay in their facility.
A celebration of life will be between 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the home of Wayne and Pam Burns. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.