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Barbara Jacob

Barbara L. Jacob, nee Lake, 74, of Belleville, IL, born May 19, 1943, in Carlyle, IL, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her home.

Barbara worked as a respiratory care practitioner at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL before her retirement.  She was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a former member of Beta Sigma Phi.  Mrs. Jacob was a founding member of the Old Towne Market in Belleville    and had served as a board member for the University of Illinois Extension program. Barbara and her husband, Norm, delighted in playing with their grandchildren at “Camp G&G” weekly throughout the summers.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Leonilla, nee Husmann, Lake; a brother, Gary Lake; and a sister, Marilyn Lake.
 
 Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Norman E. Jacob, to whom she was married on September 4, 1967;
 her children, Bryan (Simone) Jacob of Columbia, IL,
 Pam (Alan) Wirth of Millstadt, IL,
 and Eric (Kara) Jacob of Belleville, IL;
 eight grandchildren, Mikayla and Morgan Jacob, 
 Kara, Alayna and Mya Wirth,
 Alexei and Hadyn Jacob
 and Joseph Van Horn Jr.;
 two sisters, Marge (Mike) Goldstein of Des Plaines, IL,
 and Lin (Bill) Sutton of San Antonio, TX;
 two brothers, Ken (Denise) Lake of Highland, IL,
 and Mike (Lisa) Lake of Carlyle IL.

Barbara’s family would like to thank their dear friend, Barb Hechenberger, whose steadfast support during Mrs. Jacob’s period of declining health was an invaluable comfort and blessing to them.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession to leave 9:45 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville to St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville IL, for a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.  Entombment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Fairview Heights, IL.


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Condolences Left For Barbara Jacob

    My sister and best friend, I will love you to the end of time. Thank you for being you. RIP

    Michael Lake, Carlyle, IL, 62231


    I worked with Barb for years at STE. My sympathy to her family.

    June Benedick, Belleville , Il,


    Sorry for your loss,worked with Barb many years at St Elizabeth's Hospital,she was a beautiful lady ,very sweet , Now she is a beautiful angel R.I.P Barb

    Sandra Monroe, Waterloo, IL, 62298


    I worked with Barb at St. Elizabeth's for many years. She was a nice person and I could always count on her fofor assistance when needed to help care for our patients with respiratory needs. She always tried to smile even when things were hectic. Condolences and prayers to her family.

    Katherine Bergmann, Swansea, IL, 62226


    I worked with Barb at St. Elizabeth's for many years. She was a nice person and I could always count on her fofor assistance when needed to help care for our patients with respiratory needs. She always tried to smile even when things were hectic. Condolences and prayers to her family.

    Katherine Bergmann, Swansea, IL, 62226


    We met Barb and Norm on a cruise
    years ago and became fast friends; later visiting them twice in Bellville with return visits to Nova Scotia,Canada.
    Norm-Barb was a friend to all and know she will truly be a missing link in your partnership

    Bev and Ted Retson, Truro, Nova Scotia-Canada, B2N-5J3


    WE met on a Cruise about 18 years ago and did something together every few years. Barb was a special person.She had a big heart and loved everyone. I know she was a great wife, mom and grandmother. God Bless

    Mike and Honorine MacMullin, Sydney, N.S., Canada, B1S 2M5


    Dear Norm and Family,

    I'm so sad to hear about Barb's passing. May eternal light shine upon her and may she rest in PEACE. I pray for God's arms to comfort all of you in this very sad time in your lives. I have fond memories of when Barb and Norm would sit behind us during mass at St. Luke's Catholic church. I've missed her for a long time since she hadn't been able to attend mass. She no longer is in pain, may you REST IN PEACE my friend.

    Sincerely, Connie, Leo Delaney & Lilly.

    Connie, Swansea, IL, 62226


    My sympathy to Norm and Family. God Bless your hearts with loving memories.

    Was wonderful to be next door neighbor for many years. I will always remember Barb's many caring acts of kindness for us and sharing weekly art classes.


    Carol Bell, Belleville, IL, 62223


    My sympathy to Norm and Family. God Bless your hearts with loving memories.

    Was wonderful to be next door neighbor for many years. I will always remember Barb's many caring acts of kindness for us and sharing weekly art classes.


    Carol Bell, Belleville, IL, 62223


    So sorry for your loss. Pam and all the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs your way

    Joyce Strother, St. Louis, MO,


    Pam, sorry for your loss. I worked with your mom at St Elizabeth's for many years. She was always super sweet and helpful. She will always be in your heart. Much ❤️ Debra and Michael

    Michael and Debra Skaer, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260


    To Pam, Al. Kara, Alana and Mya Wirth,
    my sincerest sympathies on your loss. May Gold give you comfort in the days to come.
    Tracy Gilmore

    Tracy Gilmore, Red Bud, IL, 62278


    Norm; You and your family have our deepest sympathy and condolence.

    Dave & Kathy Arnold, O'Fallon, IL, 62269


    Norm and Family,
    So sorry to learn of Barb's passing. May God be with all of you and bring you comfort and peace. Our prayers are with all of you.

    Joe and Kathleen Davis, Linwood, Kansas, 66052


    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your beloved Barbara. Sincerely, Wayne and Carolyn Bryant

    Carolyn Bryant, Belleville , Illinois , 62223


    The fight is over, rest in peace, you have earned it. Gone but not forgotten.

    Mr. and Mrs Nicholas Wiesen, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63109-1554


    Norm and Family,
    So sorry to learn of Barb's passing. May God be with all of you and bring you comfort and peace. Our prayers are with all of you.

    Joe and Kathleen Davis, Linwood, Kansas, 66052


    I did not know Barb, clearly my loss. But her husband was a Classmate at CHS in 58.

    He also was and is a great guy and I send my Condolences and wish him well.

    Sounds like a true loss of a great wife and mother. Pax Vobiscum.

    Joseph Reichert, Belleville, IL, 62220


    Prayers for yoyu and your family. Barb was in my class at Md 1961. often thought of her and the fun we had.

    Judy (Renschen)Woltering, jamestown, Illinois, 62275


    My prayers and condolences to Norm and the family. I got to know Barb at St Elizabeths initially but I got to know her and Norm through Mike her brother. Barb was always so refreshing and inspiring. She was always smiling and had a kind word. Whenever I seen her she was always talking about the family especially the grandkids or would share the wonderful vacation/ cruises Norm and her had completed. She truly enjoyed life she was a hard worker but enjoyed the time she was off and retirement. She touched so many lifes and made a difference what a great role model. I am sorry I cannot be there in person but still working the healthcare field and having to work. Take care and hang on to all the loving memories she was very proud of all the family and she will be missed but may she rest in peace

    Barb Eilers, Breese , IL , 62230


    Barb was a great person. Our sympathies are with her family at this time of sadness. Bill and Guen

    Guen Douglas, Millstadt, Il., 62260


    So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Sorry I was not able to get to the wake or mass. I went to school with Margie and my sister Pat Kuhl went to school with Barb. You all have my sympathy and my prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless and take care.
    Love,Bonnie

    Bonnie Etter Ritzheimer, Breese, IL, 62230


    Norm, please accrpt the condolences from Paula and I. You will continue to be in the Schrand prayers. If we can do anything, please don't hessitate to call on us

    JOHN SCHRAND, BELLEVILLE, IL, 62220


    Norm So Sorry to see that You lost Barb what a great Lady you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Jeanne is the one that let me know . So very sorry for you huge loss!

    Debbie Hildebrandt, Granite,City, Il, 62040


    Norm, My sympathy to you and your family. Barb was special. I was honored to be her friend. I was also honored to be able to finish her painting. Enjoyed having her in ,class and working with her at St Elizabeth Hospital back in the day. Barb touched many during her life and will be remembered fondly.

    Carolyn karasek Needles, Belleville, Illinois, 62220


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