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Grace Irene Jackson, 79, of New Concord, passed away Sunday (Oct. 30, 2016) peacefully in Wooster, Ohio.
She was born July 14, 1937, in Glover Gap, the daughter of John and Beryl Rice Ballinger.
She married Lindsay A. Jackson on Nov. 27, 1957. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 2010.
She was a homemaker and had been a machine operator at Rubbermaid for 12 years. Grace enjoyed her family, fishing and camping. She attended the First Church of God.
Surviving are her children, Roger (Cindy) Jackson of Wooster, Ohio, Victoria (Bob) Strauss of Wooster, Ohio, and Charlotte (Stanley) Johnson of Shreve, Ohio; grandchildren, Patti Jackson, Laura (Tony) Brooks, Jonathan Jackson, Deanna Strauss, Steven Strauss, Mitchell (Brandy) Johnson, Rachel (Justin) Moore and Tyler Johnson; great-grandchildren, Karsen, Thomas, Mallarry, Madalyne Moore, Xander, Trevor Brooks, Avery and Savannah Johnson; and a sister, Jerry Bekeleski of Canal Fulton, Ohio.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Helen Snider, Eugene, Harold, Larry, Paul, John Ballinger and June Kiger.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, Ohio, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Church of God, 1953 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio with the Rev. Arnie Kauffman officiating. Private burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to the American Heart Assoc., 15120 Collections Ctr. Dr., Chicago, IL 60693
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Published on  November 1, 2016
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