Helen Louise Jackson, 72, passed away on September 19, 2010. A resident of Carillon Lakes in Crest Hill, Illinois, her passing was in Kansas City, Missouri surrounded by loving family members.
Helen was born on June 16, 1938 in Greenup, Kentucky to James Franklin Belt and Sarah Louise Nichols Belt. She married Henry Lee Jackson on October 5, 1974 in Freeport, Illinois. The two loved to travel in their RV and worked together as adjustors for Encompass Catastrophe Insurance. She worked many years in banking as well, with her last position being Vice President of Loan Administration for Texas Commerce Bank. Honors include making the dean’s list when awarded a B.S. in political science. Helen loved people and appreciated her friendships and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, H.L. Jackson, and survived by one brother, Raymond Nichols; three children, son Jeffrey David Pederson and wife Patti of Freeport, Illinois; daughter Linda Rae Marsh and husband Rockie Marsh of Hampden, Maine; and daughter Laura Kaye Woodworth and husband Alan of Kansas City, Missouri; and multiple grandchildren, Troy (and wife Laura) Pederson, Bryce Pederson, Marcus Pederson and Jeremiah Myers; Joshua Marsh, Cortney Marsh and Jacob Marsh; David Woodworth, Sarah (and husband James) Bower, Esther Woodworth and Febe (and husband Rob) Long; and great grandchildren, Marley Pederson, Ava Long and Andrew Pederson; and nieces, Linda, Debbie and Marianne.
A memorial service will be held at Longview Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday, September 23rd at 4:30 p.m. Memorial donations to your local or the national humane society are suggested.