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Jo Jacobs

Jacobs, Jo Ann, age 83 of Germantown passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017 at Hospice of Dayton.  She was born to the late Kenneth and Daisy (Lemere) Will in Glenco, MN, was a member of Kettering United Methodist Church, and retired from Kettering Medical Center where she was the Director of Volunteers for over 25 years.  Jo Ann was dedicated to her work and loved her co-workers and the volunteers, in her spare time she enjoyed music and line dancing with the Rambling Roses.  She also liked learning about her ancestry, traveling around the world and spending time with her grandchildren.  Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd in 2014 and her sister Bonnie Guthrie.  She is survived by her children Jana (Mike) Malone, Jennifer (Bob) Springer, and Jon (Linda) Jacobs; her grandchildren Jason Springer, Jeremy (Jenn) Springer, Jenna (Scott) Norris, Ali and Greg Malone; and Gage and Gabriela Jacobs.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday May 5, 2017 at 12:00pm Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St., Germantown with Pastor Barry DeShetler officiating, interment immediate following at Springboro Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30am.  Online condolences can be made at www.arpprootfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420,

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Jana & Mike, So sorry to hear of Jo's passing...she was such a sweetie! Will miss her smile... Hugs to you both.

Doug Herdman May 5 2017 12:00 AM

You will never know how much I am going to miss Jo. I always called her my big sister.Many times we would meetfor lunches (thanks to Jenny) throughout the past 2-3 years (never enuf) butI usually had problems and could not get together. I am really going to miss those days. I know she enjoyed the times getting together as much as I did. We first met each other when started line dancing at Lathren Center. Then we joined the group of dancers called the Ramblin Roses - thoses were fairly decent times sometimes a little trying but the fun times were when she taught at Miamisburg Senior Center were the best times. She really put a lot of work into preparing the time in it and everyone really enjoyed - it was happy with everyone getting along. I really find it hard to write how I feel about losing her but I am glad that God has taken her home when he did - I sort of wish it could have been maybe a little sooner but I know she is in a better place. I told her to save a spot for me cause I believe we will see each sometimes in the future. I know she went off with all my love and prayers. Her family has all the sympathy and condolences plus my love and prayers are with each and everyone.

Ginnie & Coy Turner May 4 2017 12:00 AM

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Debra Chavoya May 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Jana, Jenny and Jon, We were so saddened to hear of your mother's passing.She was such an exceptional and beautiful woman.We miss seeing your dad and mom walking with their dog around the neighborhood.Our deepest sympathy and love to you and your families at this difficult time.

Connie (Rose) and Charlie Waymire May 2 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy, prayers and shared sadness for your loss

Glenn & Diane Manny May 2 2017 12:00 AM

The Acquaintance was sent by Todd .Keeping you in our Thoughts & Prayers, Todd & Lisa Higgins

Lisa Higgins May 1 2017 12:00 AM

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