Helen R. Jacob, 76, Jasper

hELEN JACOBHelen R. Jacob, 78, of Jasper, died Friday (March 11)at her home. She was born in Jasper June 12, 1937, to Ben and Francis (Sanders) Hurst. She married Donald Jacob September 1, 1956, at Mary Help of Christians Church in Mariah Hill.

Helen set the foundation for hundreds of children at Helen’s Nursery School over a 35 year period. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its Blessed Virgin Sodality. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Jacob; two daughters, Carol Guerra and husband Nick, Orlando, Florida, and Shelly Clark and husband Scott, Jasper; four sons, Dave Jacob and wife Joni, Ireland, Dean Jacob and wife Joan, Jasper, and Darrell Jacob and wife Jan, and Dan Jacob, all of Ferdinand; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Catherine Buechlein and husband Dennis, Dorothy Mehringer and husband Vernon, and Betty Berth, Jasper; and three brothers, Clarence Hurst, Huntingburg, Eddie Hurst and wife Almeda, Mariah Hill, and Augie Hurst and wife Gail, Jasper.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Marilyn Hile.

Friends may call from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church. The Holy Family Blessed Virgin Sodality will pray the rosary at 11:45 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic School or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Church with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

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