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Janet R. Jacob Janet R. Jacob (nee Rhodes), 92, passed away peacefully at her home at St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville, Ill. on Friday, May 18, 2012. She was born in Smithfield, Pa. on April 6, 1920. Janet is survived by her loving children, Jeri (Kevin) Stodola of Naperville, Ill. and Jay (Barb) Jacob; her beloved grandchildren, Daniel Stodola, Becky (husband, Daniel Greig) Stodola, Tamara Jacob, Shari (Todd) Johnson and Jim (fiancee, Jocelyn Palmer) Jacob; her cherished great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Jacob Johnson; as well as her many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Jacob; her parents, Jesse and Nellie Rhodes; and her siblings, Edna, Florence, Winifred, Albert and Raymer. Janet was a longtime resident of Des Plaines, Ill. and retired to Sun City, Ariz. She was proud of her service in the Navy during World War II as an aircraft mechanic. She enjoyed her longtime career as a realtor and continued to practice during her golden years in Sun City. Janet always had a great sense of humor. Even in her final days she continued to laugh and joke with her family. She was a lifelong, active member of the Presbyterian Church. For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Janet's life, memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Residence. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Angels Chapel at St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville. A Celebration of Janet's life will begin at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Arrangements were made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, 630-355-0213 or www.friedrichjones.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on May 20, 2012
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