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Betty E. Jackson

Betty Elaine (Meed) Jackson was born September 11, 1930 in Mason City, Iowa to Dortha Mae (Palmer) Meed and David Casper Meed. She was educated in the Des Moines area schools.
Betty was united in marriage to Leland Rex Jackson on December 10, 1950 in Des Moines, Iowa. They resided in Des Moines for a short time where Sherry was born and later moved to Wichita, Kansas where Barry and Roland were born. In 1962, they moved back to Rex’s home town Kellerton, IA, where they remained and raised their family. Betty was a homemaker and worked as a nurse’s aide at local area hospitals and at local nursing homes.

Betty was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Iowa. She was an avid reader enjoying James Bond thrillers, Perry Mason mysteries, and many other different kinds of stories. She was an accomplished seamstress making clothes for her and her children. She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidery work. She had a vast love of many different kinds of birds and flowers, having many in and around her home. Betty passed away January 28, 2017 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Left to cherish Betty's memory are her children, Sherry Hancock of Lamoni, Barry (Pam) Jackson of Kellerton and Roland (Fran) Jackson of Mount Ayr; nine grandchildren, Heather (Sam) Anderson, Jerica (Chad) Bolinger, Ben (Amanda) Jackson, Gabe (Kate) Hancock, April (Callin) Prieskorn, Arianna Jackson (friend Mike), Rocky (Christine) Hancock, Mandy Perrigo (friend Jake) and Sidney Davenport (friend Trevor); sister Virginia Horton of Apache Junction, AZ; seventeen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rex in 1992; great-grandson David Hancock in 2017.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa

Officiant: Pastor Bill Armstrong

Open Viewing: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mon., Jan. 30

Family Present: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mon., Jan. 30

Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa

Burial: Maple Row Cemetery - Kellerton, Iowa

Memorials: To be established in her name

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Jerica, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one, Betty Jackson. Linda Barber

Linda Barber Feb 4 2017 12:00 AM

Sherry,Barry,Roland and family , I am sad to hear Betty has went to be with her Lord and Rex, Mom,,, others, She was my friend and Star sister and I have missed her every since she was no longer "just across the road.." She was a good and faithful member when I attended chapter. She did her work well and seemed to really enjoy the Star. She was quite proud of being a fifty year member. I Always enjoyed stopping to see her. She talked alot about her children too. She so appreciated the help Barry gave her. If you never wanted to know what she thought, then dont ask . She tickled me in her comments. She was as neat and tidy as Mrs Housewife. Sorry I could not be there. Hello to Ginger, her sister, whom I got to know well during her visits. May you all find peace in the coming days that she is well and happy. Star Love, Sister Linda Smith....

linda smith Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM