Delmas Herbert Jacobs, 94, passed away on January 25, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Delmas was born July 15, 1927, in Owasco, MO to Everett Clinton and Leona Elvira Jacobs who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Donna Jeannette Jacobs; brother, Eldon Lee Jacobs; his son, Kenneth Clinton Jacobs; and his first wife Mary Jo Hanman Jacobs. He is survived by his wife Carlene McHargue Dunlap Jacobs, three daughters and one son. Deborah Kathleen (Stanley) Watson of Rocheport, MO; Karen June (John Toennies) Jacobs of Marion, IN; John Dunlap of Harris, MO andSharon Dunlap Buck of Sedalia, MO. Six grandchildren David (Shanna) Watson, Kevin (Cindy) Watson, Nancy (Susan) Pletz, Nicholas (Jennifer Wilson) Meredith, Kristen Buck and Heather (John) Skrzypczak; as well as Eleven Great Grandchildren, Drew Watson, Madison Watson, Kai Helvey, Maya Watson, Oakly Watson, Phoenix Meredith, Brooklyn Pletz, Boone Watson, Irie Meredith, Savannah Pletz and Gilburt Skrzypczak.
Delmas was baptized as a very young age in a farm pond north of Winigan and treated everyone with respect and dignity. He was married to Mary Jo Hanman on July 15, 1950, and to that union three children were born, Deborah, Kenneth and Karen. After Mary Jo’s death, Delmas married Carlene McHargue Dunlap on June 30, 1978.
Delmas proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines/Coast Guard of the armed forces. He left school to join the Merchant Marines at the age of 16 because he felt it was his duty to help his brother, Eldon, who was already in the Air Force. Delmas was honorably discharged following the end of World War II.
After returning from the war, he went into the hardware business with his father, Everett in Winigan. He purchased the gas station in Winigan and was co-owner of this gas/trucking business. His next business venture was the purchase of Jacobs General Merchandise in Winigan. He and his father farmed the Mussel Fork bottom area for years and then Delmas added the 800-acre farm in Ethel because he didn’t have enough to do.
For the past 33 years, Delmas and Carlene spent the winter months at Texas Trails in Pharr, TX. They traveled in their motor home seeing all the lower 48 States, in 2002 they spent several weeks touring the state of Alaska and in 2007 spent two weeks in Hawaii which completed his dream of seeing all 50 states.
Delmas was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Kirksville and a current member of the Moose Lodge of Sedalia. He was a paid up for life member of the American Legion. He was a lifelong Democrat who served as a township committeeman in Sullivan and Adair Counties. He was on committees for Jerry Litton and Beth Wheeler. Delmas was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed life with his many family members and numerous friends. Delmas was always there to brighten the lives of others. We celebrate the life of Delmas and consider it a Life Well Lived.
Funeral services for Delmas were held Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City, Missouri with Steve Young officiating. Burial followed at Price Cemetery South of Winigan, Missouri with Military Rites.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Price Cemetery.