In Memory of

Shirley Jackson

Full Name: Shirley M. Jackson
Date of Birth: October 20, 1940
Date of Death: January 5, 2019
Visitation:
There will be no visitation.
Service Information:
January 8, 2019 - 2:00 PM - Graveside at Oak Hill Cemetery Lewistown.

Lewistown- Shirley Marie “Sammy” Graves Jackson, 78, of Lewistown passed away at 9:40 AM Saturday January 5, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton.

She was born October 20, 1940 to Russel and Dana (Taflinger) Graves; at home in Fulton County, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Jackson and his son Zachary, her parents, sisters, Patty Graves, Roberta Henry, a nephew, Keith Henry as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many friends.

Surviving are her beloved and best friend, Maurice Ronald Vaughn, her companions, Rusty and Nickie, sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Earl Dodson, brother, Russel E. Graves, nieces, Wendi Hook and Amy Dodson, nephews, Donnie Graves, Mark Graves, Harvey Henry, Brent Henry, and Brian Dodson, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews, many cousins and friends.

Shirley attended one room schools at Harris Township and Checkrow. She graduated from Bushnell Prairie City High School earning the first diploma in the family in 1958. Her talents are many and varied and include big sister, driving instructor, chauffeur, waitress, fence builder, bartender, ambulance driver, horse trainer, and dog rescuer. Shirley loved greatly giving gifts to loved ones, Pepsi and country music, dancing the waltz, 2 step, jive, jitterbug, polka, schottische, and stroll. Shirley also enjoyed cracking jokes and making others laugh, completing crossword puzzles, driving anything with wheels, all horses, rescuing dogs and people, steak dinners at Pottsie’s and joking with Sandy. We loved her and we miss her. Our joy is knowing she is no longer in pain, she is whole and complete and she is dancing in heaven.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. There will be no visitation. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Ambulance Association. To send online condolences visit henrylange.com.

From: Tom & Dana FordJan 6 2019 6:55PM
Connie--Our hearts ache for you---I know you and Shirley were close.  I remember one holiday from school  (in high school) we went and visited her when she lived in Canton. Gee how long ago was that?  Prayers are with you and your family for comfort--knowing she has joined  Russell and Dana #1 in Heaven.
 
From: Judy HolderJan 6 2019 7:16PM
Connie our prayers are,with you.  Sorry for your loss.
 
From: Betty L GreenJan 12 2019 4:38AM
Dear Connie and Family. So sorry for your loss. Am so glad i got to see her at the family reunion a couple of years ago. The last time i saw her was at the reunion just a few days before Aunt Dana passed away. She was in the hospital then. I remember always thinking how pretty she was, And wishing i looked like her.Wish we lived closer to her then. But we moved to Oklahoma. But i am thankful that i did get to see her one more time. She Is with Jesus  and  her family  that have gone on before her now. And i know that Clinton will be there waiting to give her a big hug. My prayers are with you. Love to all. Betty Green
 
From: Betty L GreenJan 12 2019 4:39AM
Dear Connie and Family. So sorry for your loss. Am so glad i got to see her at the family reunion a couple of years ago. The last time i saw her was at the reunion just a few days before Aunt Dana passed away. She was in the hospital then. I remember always thinking how pretty she was, And wishing i looked like her.Wish we lived closer to her then. But we moved to Oklahoma. But i am thankful that i did get to see her one more time. She Is with Jesus  and  her family  that have gone on before her now. And i know that Clinton will be there waiting to give her a big hug. My prayers are with you. Love to all. Betty Green
 
From: Bert W WilsonMar 11 2019 2:57PM
So sorry to hear about Shirley, we were neighbors as kids and went to school fogether. Sending love to the family.
 


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