Mary L. Jacobs

Mary L. Jacobs, nee Norris, 76, of Caseyville, IL, born Monday, December 25, 1933, in Thebes, IL, died Monday, April 19, 2010 at St. Paul's Home in Belleville.

Mary shared her life with her husband, Arthur E. "Bucky" Jacobs for 52 years before he passed away on March 11, 2005.

Mary graduated from Belleville Area College with a degree in Business and Secretarial Science, named to the Vice President's High Honors List and was a Certified Professional Secretary. Her education was accomplished during her employment with Equitable Life Assurance Company, from which she retired.

Mary was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, where she was active in the choir, bible study and the New Life Club. She enjoyed reading, playing pinochle with her card club, playing piano, along with dinner trips with the New Life Club and Lift Groups.

Prior to St. Matthew, Mary was the pianist for the Caseyville United Methodist Church for eighteen years. She was an accomplished pianist, which she played throughout southern Illinois with quartets and a weekly program with Wayman Presley. They traveled and played for many area churches on Sunday afternoons, along with the Community Center in Anna, Il every Saturday evening.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Arthur E. "Bucky" Jacobs
  • Parents: Henry and Ruth, nee Pendergast, Norris
  • Sister: Billy Jean Adams

Surviving are her:

  • Sons
    • Douglas (Francine) Jacobs of Tarzana, CA
    • Stuart (Fiancé Traci E. Perkins) Jacobs of Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 5 Grandchildren
    • Jessa Jacobs of Tarzana, CA
    • Ryan Jacobs of Tarzana, CA
    • Kyle Jacobs of Collinsville, IL
    • Connor Jacobs of Collinsville, IL
    • Cole Jacobs of Collinsville, IL
  • Special Niece: Teresa (Alan) Stahl of St. Peters, MO
  • Special Nephew: David (Jackie) Jacobs of Waterloo, IL
  • Great Niece: Mikayla Jacobs

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church Choir, Lindsey Cemetery, McClure, IL or Animal Rescue & Relief Foundation, Caseyville, IL. 

Visitation: Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:30 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 7:30 pm Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Slone officiating. 

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, April 23, 2010 at Lindsey Cemetery, McClure, IL with Rev. Raymond Oxford.



Condolences left for Mary L. Jacobs:

    My thoughts are with Doug and Stu who I had the privilege to know at MCC during Mary's illness. Her legacy is secure in the devotion
    of her sons and family.

    Jayne Steiner Belleville IL 62221

    Doug and Stu,

    Alicia and I send our deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. I have never met a more caring, graceful, and simply elegant woman than your Mom. I always enjoyed the visits we had with Aunt Mary and left each visit with a renewed sense of the truly important things in life. Her zeal for life always resonated deeply with me and I am a better man for having shared that. My fondest memories of Aunt Mary revolve around the heart warming stories she would share about Uncle Bucky taking the dogs out for hamburgers or his days playing baseball. You could see the connection every time, especially as the story ended with a sigh and she would momentarily search for him in her thoughts. I am glad to know that she no longer has to search. You are both in our thoughts and prayers and we send all of our love to you both.

    Brian, Alicia, Afton and Wilson

    Brian and Alicia Stahl Langley AFB VA 23665

    Doug and Stu, I just saw this in the paper a few minutes ago. Sending you my sympathy. Although it has been many years since I have seen your Mom, I remember what a special, kind woman she was. I spent a lot of time at your house when we were younger and always enjoyed my time with both of your parents. Take care.
    Jennifer Maserang Holzinger

    Jennifer Maserang Holzinger O'Fallon IL 62269