Ruth E. Jacobs

July 02, 1933 ‒ February 24, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Ruth E. Jacobs, of Mansfield, passed into the Lord’s care Saturday, February 24, 2018 from Ohio Living Westminster Thurber. She was 84.

Born Ruth Edith Wardlow July 2, 1933 in Waynesville, she was the daughter of Truman and Sarah (Dinwiddie) Wardlow.

On October 28, 1961 she married Gordon E. “Jake” Jacobs and they spent over 52 years of marriage together until he passed away October 8, 2014. Now they are together again.

Ruth worked at Wright-Patt Air Force Base for many years before she chose to take the role as a homemaker for her family. She was a member of the Church of the Cross in Lexington.

In spare time, Ruth enjoyed many things including puzzles, bowling and playing card games like euchre. She collected and enjoyed antiques. Some of her favorite time was spent with others, from lunch with friends to trips visiting family to preparing a meal, she enjoyed people. Her talents as a cook was experienced by many, some of her specialties includer her steak and gravy and cabbage rolls. Her witty sense of humor will be missed by her family.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law Jim & Martha Jacobs of Chagrin Falls, and Randy Jacobs of Columbus; grandchildren Holly (Jacobs) & Bill Cunningham of Edgemoor, SC and Spencer Jacobs of Edgemoor, SC; two nieces Dixie & Jerry Archer, and Ava & Ken Laws; and a nephew John & Pam Jacobs.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Gordon E. “Jake” Jacobs.

The Jacobs family will receive friends Wednesday, February 28 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jacobs family and condolences to them may be made at

  • Randy & Jim we will always remember a life times of bautiful memorys of your Mother & Dad. Our deepest Sympathy. Bill & Sandie…

  • Randy & Jim,
    We are so sorry for your loss … You ate in our thoughts & prayers today… Ruthie was a very special lady and will always cherish all the memories with her and your family .Love, Randy & Shelly