By The Mercury

Eileen Jacobson, 89, of Waterville died on Saturday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

Eileen was born July 23, 1924, south of Waterville at the home of her parents.  She graduated from Waterville High School in 1942.  On Dec. 27, 1945, she married Paul F. Jacobson at the home of her parents.

Eileen was a member of the Waterville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was an active member of the Happy Home EHU and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and helping the elderly in nursing facilities. She had been recognized by RSVP for 25 years of volunteer services to various organizations.

Survivors include her three children, Judy Ouzts of Enterprise, Kathy Brady of Emporia and Randy Jacobson of Waterville; a brother, Lee Wohler of Waterville; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank T. and Lillie A. (Wahlbrink) Wohler; and husband, Paul F. Jacobson.

Viewing will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Terry Christie Funeral Home in Waterville. The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be at the Waterville United Methodist Church at 2 p. m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, with the Rev. Debby Dick officiating.  Beverly Hedke will play the organ, accompanying Kim Oatney as she sings “How Great Thou Art” and the congregation as they sing “Rock of Ages.”  Casket bearers are, Staci and Chris Schroeder, Shawn Brady, Brandon Brady, Darrin Jacobson and Kelli Jacobson.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Waterville.

Memorials are suggested to either the Waterville United Methodist Church or the Susan G. Komen Foundation and may be sent in care of Terry Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, KS 66548. Services arranged by Terry-Christie Funeral Home.  Condolences may be left on line at www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com.

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