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Nyla J. Jacobs

KSCB News - July 2, 2012 12:00 am

Nyla J. Jacobs, age 79, died Friday morning, June 29, 2012, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.

She was born, November 20, 1932, at Oakley, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Walburga (Robbin) Baalman. As a young girl she attended the Winfield school system, graduating from Dodge City High School in 1951.

On May 5, 1954, she married Casper J. “Cap” Jacobs at Dodge City. After their marriage the couple made their home in Plains. Later in 1955, Cap joined the United States Army and the couple moved to Wyondotte, Michigan. After his discharge, they moved to Kalvesta, Kansas. Later in August, 1966, they moved with their family back to Plains. In 1979, they purchased a farm house thirteen miles northwest of Plains where they have made their home. Over the years she worked as a secretary for John Deere and at MidPlains Construction as well as maintaining the family home.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Altar Society, both of Plains. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, gardening, yardwork, collecting antiques, gambling, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by:

Her children, Roxanne M. Dowling and husband Kelly of rural Dodge City, Kansas

Casper John Jacobs II and wife Susan of rural Plains, Kansas.

Tawnya J. Hamilton and husband Dennis of Dodge City, Kansas

Tammy R. Wheaton of Olathe, Kansas

Leanna K. White and husband Mike of Gilbert, Arizona

Ronald J. Jacobs and wife Tawnya of rural Plains, Kansas

A brother, Neal Baalman of Cole Camp, Missouri

Three sisters, Bernice Smith and husband Lee of Wichita, Kansas

Lois Gish of Yoberlinda, California

Lela Mae Jacobs and husband Gerald of Dodge City, Kansas

A brother-in-law, John Nixon of Park City, Kansas

A sister-in-law, Betty Baalman of Dodge City, Kansas

22 grandchildren, Tanner and wife Cassie, Garrett and wife Chanda, Payden, Laton Dowling; Clayton and

wife Amy, Shad and wife Trista, Bailey and wife Holly, & Bo Jacobs; Tyler, Jordan and

wife Deena, & Ben Hamilton & fiancé Caitlin Smith; Jacob & wife Ashley, Kisa Davison

& husband Travis, Kelsey Swanson, Kaitlin and fiancé Matt Arnett, & Jentry Wheaton;

Cody and wife Rebecca, J.D. & Matt White; Dakota, Emily, & Grady Jacobs.

19 great-grandchildren

She is preceded in death by her husband, Casper on August 19, 2010; her parents; a brother, Cliff Baalman; two brother-in-laws, Cliff Gish and Frank Lesperance; and sisters, Ethlyn Nixon and Mary Ann Baalman.

Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Plains. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the church. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade and from 5:30 p.m. until service time at the church. The family will receive friends following the vigil service Monday evening at the church parish hall. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery, Plains.

The family would welcome memorials to the Meade District Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be given to the family at

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