Reba Maxine Jacobs, 92

Reba Maxine Jacobs, 92, of Sweetser, formerly of rural LaFontaine, died at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Suite Living Senior Community in Sweetser. 

She was born on May 8, 1929, in Wabash County, to Urban and Maxine (Harrell) Ulshafer.

Reba was a 1947 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She married Donald R. Jacobs in LaFontaine on June 27, 1947; he died Feb. 10, 2017. Reba was a farmer's wife and homemaker. She was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church, the Liberty Bells Homemaker Association, and a former member of LaFontaine Eastern Star. Reba enjoyed sewing and even participated in sewing competitions. She collected pictures and bells, but most importantly she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by six children, Diane (Jay) Lawson of Sweetser, Donna (Keith) Duckwall of Van Buren, Richard (Diana) Jacobs and Robert Jacobs, both of Wabash, Ray (Kim) Jacobs of LaFontaine, and Donald (Kim Simon) Jacobs of Elberta, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law, Kandi Jacobs, and brother, Von Ulshafer.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Dr. Matthew Stewart and Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating. Burial will be in LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery. 

Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is LaFontaine United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Reba may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Feb 24