Shelby Jacobs

(5-29-20) Shelby Jacobs lost her life after suffering fatal injuries in a two-vehicle accident on May 20th.

Shelby Jacobs


Funeral rites are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 30, 2020 at the Wayne Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tim Smith and the Rev. Phil Downs will co-officiate the services. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memory Gardens near Moulton, OH.

Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West) in St. Marys. Casual dress is encouraged for those attending. Memorial contributions may be directed to Life Connection of Ohio 40 Wyoming Street, Dayton, OH 45409.

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Shelby L. Jacobs, 16, of St. Marys, OH died 11:41 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH due to injuries sustained in a motor-vehicle accident.
She was born February 20, 2004 in St. Marys, OH to David and Tammy (Miller) Jacobs.
She is survived by: parents Dave and Tammy Jacobs of St. Marys, OH; brother Matthew McCory of Lima, OH; brother Seth Jacobs of St. Marys, OH; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by: paternal grandparents Jack and Donna Jacobs; maternal grandmother Linda Miller.

She had recently completed her sophomore year at St. Marys Memorial High School. She was employed at McDonald’s Restaurant, was a lifeguard for St. Marys Aquatic Center and did babysitting.

Shelby was a vivacious, hard-working teen. Her friendly, outgoing personality brightened the lives of her family, customers and many close friends.

She was a member of the Wayne Street United Methodist Church and its youth group. School-related activities included MHS Girls’ Bowling Team, St. Marys All Brass Band Dance Team, MHS Choir, Drama Club, Gatekeepers, and Drama Club musical productions.

Her favorite pastimes included working, hanging out with friends and meticulously applying her make-up.