Mildred Jacobs Boon, 86

November 28, 2009

JUNE 13, 1923-NOV. 27, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT - Mildred Jacobs Boon, 86, formerly of 16505 Virginia Ave., Williamsport, Md., died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Homewood Nursing Home in Williamsport.

Born June 13, 1923, in Williamsport, Md., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Flora Bowers.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar A. Jacobs, on July 15, 1989, and her second husband, H. Daniel Boon, on Nov. 21, 2002.

She was employed by Porter Chemical Co. She and her husband, Edgar A. Jacobs, started The Family Craft Center, where she worked until retirement.


She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport, Md.

She was a member of Maugansville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty McNairn, and husband Leonard of Maugansville, Md.; one son, Edgar A. Jacobs II, and wife Mary of Clear Spring, Md.; five sisters, Gertrude Frye of Hagerstown, Md., Nellie Roop of Elkton, Md., Ruth Conway, and husband Curtis of Falling Waters, W.Va., Mable Griffith, and husband Eugene of Elkton, Md., and Dorothea Heavener, and husband Larry of Williamsport, Md.; one brother, Clinton Bowers, and wife Ruth of Rising Sun, Md.; grandchildren, DeLynn Grove, and husband Bill of Clear Spring, Md., Edgar A. Jacobs III of North Hollywood, Calif., and Sean McNairn, and wife Bridgette of Maugansville, Md.; great-grandchildren, Justin Grove, Missie Grove, Christopher McNairn and Abigale McNairn; stepchildren, David Boon, and wife Louise, of Waynesboro, Pa., Nancy Boon of Columbia, Mo., and John Boon, and wife Misha of Silver Spring, Md.; stepgrandchildren, Wendy Long of Chapel Hill, N.C., Whitney Boon of Nashville, Tenn., Cherith Moore of Columbia, Mo., and Liz Boon of Boulder, Colo.; stepgreat-grandchildren, Sage Moore, and Olivia Moore; sisters-in-law, Bernice Bowers of Williamsport, Md., Mary Ann Bowers of North East, Md., Helene Bowers of Columbia, Md., Joyce Bowers of Hagerstown, Md., and Madeline Swope of Williamsport, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sister, Jane Williams; brothers, Robert Bowers, Bernard Bowers, Ralph Bowers and Charles Bowers; and grandchildren, Lisa Ann McNairn and Mark Allan McNairn.

Graveside services will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery on Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. W. Gregory Martin will officiate.

Friends may call at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark McNairn Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Manito, 7564 Brown's Mill Road, Chambersburg, PA 17204.

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