Beatrice (Betty) Ann Reba (nee Jacobs), age 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Crown Point Christian Village on October 4, 2023. Born on June 5, 1930 to Clarence and Mary Jacobs, in Atchison, Kansas, she was the eldest of 6 children: Sister Mary Joseph CSJ, Sister Mary Benedict OSB, Clarence (Kathi) Jacobs, Jr, Carol (Richard) Vogt and Thomas (Delores) Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her husband Gabe, sister Carol and brother Thomas.
Betty graduated from Mt. St. Scholastica Academy and attended Mt. St. Scholastica College. While working in the library at St Benedict College in Atchison, Kansas, she met her husband, Gabriel Reba. They were married September 5, 1953. They settled in Gary, Indiana, later moving to Lakes of the Four Seasons in Crown Point, Indiana. They were blessed with 3 children: Ann Lebryk, (Larry), Peter Reba, (Judy), and David Reba, (Sharon). She has 5 grandchildren: Marc Lebryk, (Shannon), Carol Rowland (Nate), Martin Reba, Andrew Reba and Jacob Reba. Betty has 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
Betty loved to play violin. She played in the St. Benedict’s School Orchestra, the Mt. St. Scholastica Orchestra and the Gary Symphony Orchestra. She was an active member of the Gary Chapter of the Pi Sigma Pi Sorority as well as actively involved in the Girl Scouts of America. She loved to play bridge, have lunch with friends, and entertain in her home in Lakes of the 4 Seasons. She retired from the Lake County Library System in January 1999 after 27 years of service.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church 7667 East 109th Ave. Crown Point, IN 46307 on Monday October 23, 2023 at. 10:00 am. Friends may visit with family from 9:00am – 10am. Rev. Ian Williams officiating.
“In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Dementia Society of America (https://www.dementiasociety.org”).