Jacob George, 89, Colony, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.
He was born on May 21, 1923, on a farm two miles southwest of Neosho Falls, the son of J.B. and Bessie (Kimler) George. He graduated from Neosho Falls High School in 1940. In 1942, Jacob moved to Wichita where he worked as a welder until December 1947, when he returned to the farm where he enjoyed raising registered Hereford cattle until illness forced him to stop. Jacob then spent some time in the insurance and real estate business in Humboldt, before going to Topeka where he opened a health food store and returned to school, obtaining a degree in nutrition. In the late 1980s he sold his health store in Topeka and moved to Colony. He then started Harvest Health Food Store in Humboldt for Paul Finney.
Jacob was united in marriage to Mildred Stutz. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Colony Community Church. Jacob enjoyed reading and playing games.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers, Larence, Russell, Howard, Wilson, Robert and John.
Jacob is survived by a sister, Virginia Dutton and husband Jay, Colony; 17 nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Wilma George, Wichita, and Doris George, Burlington.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Colony Community Church. Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery, Neosho Falls. The family will greet friends from 1 to 2 prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to Colony Community Church and left with the funeral home, PO BOX 408, Garnett, KS 66032. Condolences to the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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