Jacobs Shnarr, daughter of Cornelius and Elisha Jane Jacobs, was born near McLeansboro, Illinois February 17th, 1873 and passed away at her home in Rinard, Illinois, Feb. 8th, 1936 being 62 years, 11 months and 21 days of
She was left an
orphan at the age of 6 years and at the age of 10 years she came to Griffin to make her home with her aunt and
uncle, Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Brydon deceased. In 1888
she was converted under the ministry of Rev. J. K. Hugo. At this time the
Methodist church was organized here and she became a charter member. From early
womanhood to the close of her earthly career, she lived a devoted Christain life; loving, tender and true in her family
relationship and generously kind and helpful to her friends, who were numbered
by her acquaintences. At her new home in Rinard she was loved by every one and had only recently
been elected the superintendent of the M. E. Sunday School in which capacity
she was only permitted to serve twice.
She was united
in marriage December 23, 1898, with Charles Schnarr, they reared a niece
Marie Jacobs, who is now Mrs. Marie Eckhardt., Glendale, Cal. Her life has been a sweet benediction,
spent in the service of her Master, her family and friends. For such lives
there is truly a great reward in the Father's House.
She is survived
by her faithful companion, three nieces, Mrs. Eckhart
of Glendale Cal., Myrtle and Nadine Jacobs and one nephew Charles Jacobs of McLeansboro, Ill. Two brothers and one
sister having preceded her in death. Two cousins with whom she was
reared almost as sisters, Mrs. Frank Krener, East St.
Louis, Illinois and Mrs. J. H. Price of this place. Two aunts Mrs. Sarah
Martin, McLeansboro, Ill., and Mrs. Josey Smith, Salt Lake City, Utah and one uncle, J. M.
Wilson, Los Angeles, Cal.
The remains were
brought here from Rinard and funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church
Sunday afternoon in charge of the pastor Rev. R. J. Skelton with interment in
the Mt. Pleasant cemetery."
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers