Neva Alberta Jacobs, 84, of New London, MO passed away at 12:10 AM Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal, MO. Funeral Services will be at 9:00 AM Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal. Friends and family are invited to Neva’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, June 22, 2018… Read More » at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Neva was born March 16, 1934, in Longdell, MO to Stanford and Mae Loyde Britton. She was married to Melvin Leon Jacobs on January 16, 1954 in Hannibal, Missouri. He preceded her in death December 19, 2005. Survivors include five children, Teresa Lewis of Hannibal, MO, Sheila Hayden (Bob) of Holts Summit, MO, Donna Phelps (Ron) of Holts Summit, MO, Sandra Roach (Keith) of New London, MO, and Danny Jacobs (Rhonda) of Holts Summit, MO; two sisters, Zelma Jacobs of Fredericktown, MO and Alma McWhorter. Also surviving are several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Neva was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Kenneth Jacobs and Gary Wayne Jacobs, and nine brothers and sisters, Willy Britton, Raymond Britton, Netta McCall, Lucille Britton, Leo Britton, Wanda Mathis, Bernice Miller, Joy McDaniels, Joyce Eager, and infant sibling twins. Professionally, Neva worked for the Cerf Brothers Bag Company, then the Boat Factory both located in New London. Neva finished her working career and retired from the Wolverine Shoe Factory. Neva grew up in a musically talented family and carried that tradition on with her own family. Many family meals and gatherings included the family singing and playing music together. Neva enjoyed country gospel music and could play the piano, harmonica and accordion. A gifted baker, Neva made the best meat loaf, fried chicken, homemade noodles and German chocolate cake. Checkers, Chinese checkers and bingo were games that Neva always took pleasure in. Life’s simple pleasures were Neva’s most treasured, visits home to southern Missouri, soaking in the sunshine on her daughter’s deck or time shared with family. Neva attended the Tabernacle of Praise Church in Hannibal. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Pallbearers will be Ben Rule, Nick Rule, Ron Phelps, Ryan Stockreef, Donald Phelps, and Jason Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Phelps, Brad Jacobs, and Cody Slover.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Neva Alberta Jacobs 2018. James O’Donnell Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: Hannibal, state: Missouri