Dorothy (Righter) Woomer Jacobs
Dorothy (Righter) Woomer Jacobs, of York, died at 10:52 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Belleview.
Born on Dec. 18, 1923, in Burnham, she was the daughter of the late Fred Bruce and Bernice (Moyer) Righter. Her first husband, Dr. Kendall K. Woomer, died May 18, 1963, and her second husband, Dr. Harry G. Jacobs, died Sept. 30, 2000, after 35 years of marriage.
Mrs. Jacobs grew up in Highland Park, Lewistown, where she attended elementary and secondary schools, graduating in 1942 from Derry Township High School in Yeagertown. After working during the WWII years at the American Viscose Corporation, she enrolled in and graduated from Shippensburg State Teachers College, now Shippensburg University, with a bachelor of science degree in English and biology. Continuing her education at Penn State University, Mrs. Jacobs earned state certification as a speech therapist and a master’s degree in secondary education as well as completing course work toward her doctorate in education. She taught in high schools at Warriors Mark, Derry Township at Yeagertown, Ridgway and her last 21 years as a language arts teacher and department chairperson at Shippensburg High School, retiring in 1979 after over 30 years as an educator.
During her retirement years, in addition to her devotion to her home and family, her main interests were reading, writing poetry, quilting, oil painting and corresponding with former students and student teachers. Over the years, she had been active in a number of civic and educational organizations and was a founding member of the Shippensburg chapter of the American Association of University Women and a member of the Elizabeth Early Chapter of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Jacobs is survived by one stepson, Robert R. Jacobs and wife, Cathy, of York; three stepgrandchildren, Scott R. Jacobs, of Middlebury, Vt., Dr. Heather Tedesco (Joseph), of McLean, Va., and Lisa Buer (Justin), of York; and five stepgreat-grandchildren, Sophia, William and Henry Tedesco, Maya Jacobs and Jacob Buer. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, Glenn Righter, of Lewistown, Richard Righter, of York, and Virginia Geedey, of Lewisburg. Two sisters, Edith A. Mazuc and Marian Kipp, and one brother, Charles Righter, along with two nephews, Charles R. Righter and Paul E. Kipp Jr., preceded her in death. Mrs. Jacobs is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including Charles H. Filand, of Lancaster.
There will be private graveside services at the convenience of the family, with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. The Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc., Shippensburg, has been entrusted with her funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, it is Mrs. Jacobs’ wish that tributes be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 397 Tyler Run Road, York, PA 17403.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfu neralhome.com.