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Updated: 02/13/2014 03:43:28PM

Shirley M. Jacobs

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Shirley M. Jacobs, 78, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

She was born Jan. 9, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, and moved to Arcadia, Fla., 38 years ago from Ohio.

Shirley was of the Baptist faith. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, and will be greatly missed. Shirley enjoyed gatherings with her family, and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved playing bingo and computer games, and making crafts.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Ralph C. Jacobs of Arcadia; two sons, David L. (Bonnie) Snyder of Arcadia, and Donald A. (Janet) Snyder of Texas; three daughters, Debra I. (John) O’Neal of Oregon, Ohio, and Diane L. (Donald) Bryant and Dawn M. (Willie) Pyles, both of Arcadia; three brothers, Gene (Margaret) Shank of Curtis, Ohio, Homer (Mary) Shank of Toledo, and Richard C. (Thelma) Shank of Versailles, Ky.; sister, Patsy (Bob) Guthrie of Genoa, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest H. and Thrilba Latta Shank; and brother, Forrest H. Shank Jr.

A visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the Funeral Services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The Rev. Doug King will officiate. Burial will be private Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia.

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