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Orville "Deane" Jacobs

February 8, 1939 — February 29, 2024


 Orville “DEANE” Jacobs 85, of Chula Missouri passed away on February 29, 2024 in his home under the care of his family. Deane was born February 8th 1939 to parents Orville Jacobs and Evelyn “Donovan” Jacobs at their country home east of Chula. Deane attended Gordonville Country School and was a graduate of Chillicothe High School. He enjoyed participating in FFA and playing football.

He married Rita Sowder on June 30th 1957 in Laredo, Missouri. After which they moved to Kansas City, Missouri where Rita lived and Deane began his work at a foundry. They then moved to Meadville where Deane began farming. After several years they bought a farm in Chula Livingston/Linn County Line and have lived there for over fifty-three years.      

Deane served as the President of Medicine Township Board, President and board member of the Chula’s Farmers Coop, and Vice-President of Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Livingston County. Deane attended Meadville Baptist Church and Chula Presbyterian Church. He also worked for Minnis Digging and Vault Company for six years and After retiring then began working for Heritage Funeral Home, which he did for fifteen years 

Deane enjoyed hunting, spending time with his dogs, farming, working on machinery, raising hogs and cattle, and most of all spending time with his family. 

Deane is survived by his wife Rita Jacobs of Chula, his son Randall Deane Jacobs of Kansas City, his daughter Debra Lynn Jacobs, (Kathy Bonner) of Niceville Florida, his grandsons, Brandon Lantz (Andrea) of Kansas City Missouri and Nicholas Deane Jacobs of Kansas City Missouri, Five great-granddaughters, Madison, Adrianna, Mia, Amelia, Sophia. His sister, Pauline Jacobs well of Franklin, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Along with his faithful German-Shepherd, Jake

He is preceded by his parents, brother-in-law Forest Wells.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday March the 6th at 10:30am at Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N Washington St, Chillicothe MO 64601

A visitation service will be held on Tuesday the 5th from 6pm to 8pm at Heritage Funeral Home 3141 N Washington St, Chillicothe MO 64601

Memorials in the honor of Deane Jacobs can be made to Rickett Cemetery Chula Missouri 

Memorials can be left or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home 


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