June 11, 2009


Bonnie Jean Jackson, 78, of Lancaster, MO, passed way at her home on Monday, June 8, 2009.

The daughter of Leo Vicq and Mabel Louise (Snowbarger) Dean, she was born January 16, 1931 in rural Coatsville, MO.

Bonnie attended the Lancaster High School and graduated with the class of 1949.

On May 7, 1950 in rural Lancaster, MO by Reverend Thurman Andrews, she was united in marriage to James Laverne Jackson and to this union five children were born, Yvonne, Kathy, Judith, Jamie, and Michelle.

Survivors include her children, Yvonne Reindel and husband, George of Lancaster, MO, Kathy Krechel and husband, Mike of Virginia Beach, VA, Judith Jackson of Lancaster, MO, Jamie Jackson and wife, Cindy of Glenwood, MO, and Michelle Jackson and friend, Bill Ridgeway of Lancaster, MO; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five sisters, Lois Chalupa of Pleasant Prairie, IA, Ruth Sidwell of Kirksville, MO, Joan Webster of Glenwood, MO, Joyce Reynolds and husband, Larry of Lancaster, MO, Dorothy Starrett and husband, Richard of Lancaster, MO; two brothers, Leo Vernon Dean and wife, Sally of Davenport, IA and Thomas Dean and wife, Betty of Queen City, MO; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and many good friends.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James on May 19, 2009; five sisters, Katherine Offerman, Mary Ballew, Ethel Clark, and two in infancy; and five brothers, David Dean, Charles Dean, Eidson Dean, Warren Dean, and William Dean.

Bonnie was employed for McGraws in Kirksville, MO, Garment Factory in Memphis, MO and was locally employed by Maxine Willier’s Tour and the License Bureau located in Lancaster, MO.

Bonnie was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed feeding and watching her birds. She treasured the time she was able to spend with her family and friend.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, MO with Sonny Smyser, pastor of the Schuyler County Church of Faith of Lancaster, MO officiating. A musical selection of “The Dance” by Garth Brooks will be performed during the service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial services at the Norman Funeral Home in Lancaster, MO. Memorials have been established for Hospice of Northeast Missouri and Rebels Cove Historical Society. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home of Lancaster, MO.

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