Florene Jacobs | Kingfisher Times and Free Press

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Florene (Beckner) Jacobs was born at home on January 21, 1931, in Piedmont, to GW (Pete) Beckner and Mabel Beckner.

She grew up on a farm with her brother, Ralph. Florene attended Piedmont High School and after graduating she trained at a comprehensive business school.

After completing her studies, Florene worked as a “Kelly Girl” or temporary worker for WesBanco Bank and then 7-Eleven where she remained in the corporate offices.

It was then that she met her husband, Bernard Jacobs, through a mutual friend and began their life in Okarche.

Florene and Bernard were married for 49 years, from August 14, 1961 until Bernard’s death on November 5, 2010.

For most of her life, Florene was a dedicated farmer and homemaker. She was a longtime resident of the town of Okarche and well known throughout the community. She cared about her community and encouraged civic responsibility.

Florene was an excellent seamstress and she enjoyed sewing for her friends and family. His love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was evident.

Florene was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her brother.

She is survived by her son Steve Jacobs and his wife Kelly and her daughter Carole Ludwig and her husband Gary; his grandchildren Nicole Crossley and her husband Joe, Justin Ludwig, Lindsey Jacobs and Eric McKenzie, and Mitchell Ludwig; and his great-grandchildren Jude and Ezra Crossley and Liam and Laura Whitney.

On January 12, 2022, Florene passed away surrounded by her loved ones and family.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 17 at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Huber-Benson Funeral Home, El Reno.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche or a charity of your choice.

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