Cathy A. Jacobs


PRINCETON - Cathy Ann (Baker) Jacobs, 69, of Princeton, formerly of Waltham, passed away April 11, 2021 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

There will be no services at this time. A private burial will take place at Waltham Cemetery at a later date. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

Cathy was born July 30, 1951 in Peru to Charles and Dorothy (Newcomer) Baker.

Survivors include one daughter, Candee (Nicholas) Lawrence; two sisters, Arlene (Gary) Bauer and Sandra (Steve) Morris; a sister-in-law, Judy Baker; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Geri Kaye Uloth; and one brother, Edwin Baker.

Cathy grew up in Dimmick Township and graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School in 1969 and later from Illinois Valley Community College. 

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at