Eleanor Marsh Jacobs

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Eleanor Marsh Jacobs, 81, of Asheville, NC, died on Friday, January 25, 2013, at her home. A native of Wheeling, WV, Mrs. Jacobs was the daughter of the late Vivian Breaks Marsh and Miles Eugene Marsh, II. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Miles Eugene Marsh, III. A former resident of Rockford, IL, Mrs. Jacobs graduated from Cornell University and worked as an English teacher in the early part of her career. She had most recently worked as a claims adjustor for Pioneer Insurance Co. She is survived by her husband, Leland E. Jacobs; daughter, Katherine (Thomas) Downing, of West Chicago, IL; sons, Lloyd (Barbara) Haskins, of Cedar Park, TX, and James (Elizabeth) Haskins, of Schaumburg, IL; six grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Diane Marsh. No funeral services are planned. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813. Groce Funeral Home, in Asheville, NC, is assisting the family.

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  1. To Lee, Lloyd, Kathy, Jim and all the Family –

    So very sorry for your loss.

    Eleanor was an exceptional person who was most kind to me and I will never forget her.



  2. I have such great memories of Aunt Eleanor. She and I both had a love of foreign languages and I remember talking with her about that as well as our love of travel. We also had similar interests in movies. I remember one time at her house seeing copies of Ben Hur and Dr. Zhivago, two of my all-time favorites! I remember, too, how she would keep Dad on his toes during an argument. They both had quick minds and were quick to speak their minds but Aunt Eleanor seemed to keep her temper in check better than Dad! I’ll miss her.

  3. God bless you Aunt Eleanor. We will all miss you so much. Dad now has someone to argue with – in the most loving way. My prayers are with you and Lee, Lloyd, Jim and all your grand kids. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers.

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