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Arpie Jackson, 74, of Elwood, died June 20, 2017, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Lambric, Ky., the daughter of Bud Clemons and Polly (Ritchie) Jackson. Arpie worked for Hamilton Heights School Corp. in the cafeteria for 15 years and retired in 1992.
She was a former member of Central Wesleyan Church in Elwood. She married Wendell W. Jackson Nov. 6, 1965. She was a member of the V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary; and also enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her family - especially her grandchildren.
Arpie's family includes three sons, Mark Clemons of Elwood, Stephen (Kim) Jackson of Fort Wayne, and Jerry Jackson of Elwood; three sisters, Jennie (Terry) Crull of Frankton, Carrie (Ed) Cox of Kokomo, and Treva Duncan of Elwood; seven grandchildren, Nick Depaolo, Morgan Clemons, Katie Jo York, Justin Jackson, Garrett Jackson, Blake Jackson, and Owen Jackson; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Steve Simmons of Chesterfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Arpie was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Wendell W. Jackson; stepfather, Ralph "Buck" Jackson; two sisters, Myrtle Hunt and Helen Simmons; and brother-in-law, Mark Duncan.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood with the Rev. Matt Miller officiating. Burial will be in Elwood City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions: VFW Ladies Auxiliary or Central Wesleyan Church via the funeral home.
Online condolences: copherfeslermay.com.
Published on June 22, 2017
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