Barbara Jacobs

Obituary of Barbara Jacobs

Barbara Ann Kubesh Jacobs 76, of Hanover Township, native of Calmar, Iowa, passed away at her home Saturday, January 4, 2020. Barbara was born April 22, 1943, a daughter of the late Elvin and Mabel (Pechota) Kubesh. She attended St. Aloysius Catholic School and graduated from South Winneshiek High School, Calmar, IA. She pursued a career with Western Union in New York City, where she met the love of her life, John Jacobs, and married on June 27, 1965 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She and John resided in South Wilkes-Barre until 1995 and later in Nanticoke until moving to Hanover Township in 2015. They had two children; Brenda (Harry) Wenner and John (Sandra) Jacobs; five grandchildren; Raquel and Bret Wenner and Ashlee, Travis and Nicholas Jacobs and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Betty (Tom) Blair, Nancy (Dave) Hageman and Debra (Drew) Meyer; an aunt, Evelyn Hruska as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Jacobs on September 17, 2015. Funeral Services will begin Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish / St. Aloysius Church, Barney Street, Wilkes-Barre with Rev. Richard J. Cirba as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Viewing and visitation hours will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Jacobs’ memory may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr., #7 Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702.

Viewing and Visitation hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Davis Dinelli Funeral Home
170 East Broad Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-5370

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
St. Robert Bellarmine Parish / St. Aloysius Church
Barney & Division Streets
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 823-3791


11:15 am
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
St. Mary's Cemetery
1594 South Main Street
Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 822-6941
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