• "I appreciated Janet's love and commitment to her faith...."
    - Pam Leach

JANET M. JACOBS, 78, formerly of Butler, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Ashton Creek Health & Rehab Center in Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 1, 1940, in Defiance, Ohio the daughter of the late William E. and Janet "Irene" (Marsh) Burkmire. Janet was a graduate of Butler High School Class of 1958. She was united in marriage to Frederick "Lee" Jacobs on July 11, 1964, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edgerton, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, 2004. She worked at Cooper's Jewelry Store in Butler for 23 years, and later worked at Kaiser's Supermarket in Butler for 21 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Edgerton, Ohio, and Butler Women's Bowling League during the 1970's. She loved attending her grandchildren's activities and enjoyed working in her flower garden. Surviving are her four sons, Mathew L. (Janel) Jacobs of Auburn, David C. (Meredith) Jacobs of Spencerville, W. Patrick (Kelly) Jacobs of Spencerville and Nicholas A. (Kelly) Jacobs of Auburn; seven grandchildren, Jadyn, Zoe, Hunter, Eli, Maguire, Carsen and Sawyer Jacobs; and one brother, Edwin Burkmire of Middlebury. Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Melvin Hageman, Roy Burkmire and David Burkmire. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 300 S. Michigan Ave., Edgerton, Ohio, with Father Daniel Borgelt officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 212 N. Broadway, Butler, with a recitation of the rosary at 6 p.m. Burial will follow the service in the Butler Cemetery, Butler, Ind. The family requests memorials be given in memory of Janet M. Jacobs to: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 300 S. Michigan Ave., Edgerton, OH 43517 and/or DeKalb Humane Shelter, 5221 U.S. Highway 6, Butler, IN 46721. To send condolences visit: www.hejohnsonfh.com Arrangements and assisting the family have been entrusted to H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in Butler.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 12, 2019