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Julie E. Jacobs

Julie E. Jacobs
November 8, 1944January 5, 2018

On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, Julie Jacobs, an extraordinary wife and mother, passed away after a brief fight with cancer at the age of 73 in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Julie was born on Nov. 8, 1944 in Richmond, Mo., to Ernest and Goldie (Farmer) Hinds. She married her husband and best friend, James Jacobs of Richmond, Mo. on July 3, 1964.

Julie was a friend to all who needed a compassionate ear. She spent countless hours of her life, giving encouragement and counsel to friends and family in need. She was second mom to many, giving her time and cooking talents to guests who came to the family table.

Julie was a practitioner of the Christian faith. She touched many lives with her devotion to loving and serving her fellow human beings. She was passionate in her advocacy for the downtrodden and marginalized.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents and many beloved cousins.

Julie’s husband, James Jacobs, survives of the home. Additional survivors include one son, John Jacobs of Lebanon, Mo.; one daughter, Jill Jacobs of Crystal Lakes, Mo.; one granddaughter, Veronica Jacobs; and many friends and family of Julie, both near and far.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m.

Burial will be in the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

The family suggests memorial contributions be made the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect at 1325 Avenue of the Americas, 28th floor New York, NY  10019.

Arrangements provided by Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

By Standard Staff •

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