Kristen E. Jacobs, 59, died April 27, 2012, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Francis, Wichita. She was born July 3, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of William and Vina Springer Rhule. She graduated from Holton High School in 1970 and attended Highland Community College and Washburn University. Kristen was a financial planning assistant with Ameriprise Financial, Hutchinson and had worked at Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips Accounting in Chanute prior to moving to Hutchinson. She also worked part time, alongside her husband, at Elliott Mortuary.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Hutchinson Community College Quarterback Club. Kristen was an avid sports fan and a KU fanatic.
On April 7, 1972, she married Gene Williams, they later divorced. On Dec, 22, 2004, she married James G. Jacobs in Topeka. He survives.
Other survivors include; a daughter, Shelby Patch and husband, Troy, Holton; three stepchildren, Fletcher Jacobs and wife, Courtney, Westminster, Colo., Spencer Jacobs and wife, Jenny, Westmoreland, Mallory Jacobs, Manhattan; two brothers, Bill Rhule and wife, Jane, Lewisville, Texas, Dan Rhule and wife, Susan, Holton; a sister, Kathi Gray and husband, David, Katy, Texas; and her two grandchildren, the loves of her life, Bryson and Macey Patch.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. today, May 1 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Reverends Jim Rhaesa and Pat Ault-Duell presiding. Visitation was 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holton Cemetery, Holton. Memorials may be made to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter or the National Kidney Foundation in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a personal condolence for Kristen’s family.