STEPHENVILLE ó Jo Ann Jacobs, 69, a retired insurance clerk for Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leon Clift officiating. Burial will follow at West End Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. this evening at Lacy Funeral Home.

She was born on April 30, 1939, to Marvin Swanner and Anna Bell Nance Swanner in Cone.† She married Charles Ray Jacobs on Nov. 8, 1979, in Stephenville. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Jacobs of Stephenville; mother, Anna Bell Swanner of Stephenville; daughters, Betty and husband, Scotty Pack of Stephenville, Tempi and husband, Al Briggs of Corsicana; sons, Dennis Slater and wife, Gay of Malakoff, Joe Slater and wife, Misty of Granbury; brothers, Ken Swanner of Lubbock and Gene Swanner of Pine Grove, Calif.; grandchildren, Ty Pack, Wade Pack, Austin Pack, Chris Briggs, M.J. Briggs, Annie Briggs, Amanda Slater, Mason Slater, Blue Slater and Bo Slater; great grandchildren, Carter Pack and Clarke Briggs.

Memorials may be made to the Gideonís International Stephenville Camp, P.O. Box 76, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

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Published Nov. 4, 2008

Stephenville Empire-Tribune