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PEKIN ~ Cora Ann Jacobs, 71, of Pekin, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria surrounded by her family.

Cora was born on August 30, 1945 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to James and Arbell (Buchanan) Marshall.  Her parents preceded her in death.  She was the oldest of six children.  Cora was known to most by her middle name, Ann.

In 1962, Ann married Donald L. Jacobs, Sr. in North Pekin.  Don and Ann would later welcome three boys to their family.  They made their home in Central Illinois for all of their 55 years of marriage.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Jacobs, Sr. of Pekin; their three sons, Donald (Jodie) Jacobs, Jr. of Pekin, Richard (Carol) Jacobs of Salem, Oregon, and Robert Jacobs of Pekin; grandchildren, Staci Jacobs of Fremont, California, Blayne Jacobs of Pontiac, Eryn Jacobs of Manito, DJ Jacobs of Pekin, and Piper Root of Manito; two sisters, Pamela (Wayne) Thing of Tennessee and Sandra (Ed) White of Pekin; three brothers, Herbert (Beverly) Marshall of Tennessee, Addie Ray (Val) Marshall of Hopedale, and Darrial (Andi) Marshall of Tennessee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ann’s hobbies were sewing, knitting, crafting and a love of traveling.  Ann traveled all over the United States with her husband, with friends, and with her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their camper in Chillicothe and visiting with her family near and far.

Her visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  There will be a gathering celebrating her life beginning at 3:30 p.m. following the visitation at 13105 Egg Ranch Road in Pekin. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Illinois State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.

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