Memorial services for Rose Suzette (Suzi) Jackson, 71, Lawrence, will be Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2 PM, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Suzi died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Bloomington, Ill., the daughter of Roland Francis and Ethel Marie Miller Smith. She graduated from University High in Columbia, Mo., and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri. She later earned her Master’s degree and Specialist in Education degrees from Pittsburg State University. Mrs. Jackson taught elementary school in Missouri and Kansas for 34 years, retiring in 1998. After retiring, she did substitute teaching for Lawrence Public Schools. She was a member of the National Education Association, and enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and her dogs.
She married Joseph B. Jackson on Dec. 28, 1968. He preceded her in death in 1997. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah Taylor. Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Ann Jackson Taylor and husband Christopher, and Carrie Jackson, all of Lawrence; a brother, Michael Smith and wife Kathleen, Jackson, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Olivia, Joseph, and Madeline Taylor.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, or Harvester’s, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
Carrie and Kim, as one of Suzi’s high school friends, I will miss hearing from her at Christmas and birthday times. Wish we had seen each other more often through the years. I have many wonderful memories with Suzi as we were friends, neighbors and our mothers were best friends. Betty & Ethel played bridge and bowled in a leaque together for years. I’m glad you like the photos that I’ve sent. Gordon and I plan to attend the visitation and funeral especially to tell Uncle Mike hello. He gave Suzi and me a ride to school daily! Peace be with you all, Jackie Gilpin
I thought so much of your mother back at U-High. We graduated together and I did email her some in past years, especially after her husband’s death
Kim & Carrie ~ Word has reached us that your mother has passed away. On behalf of the U-High Web Board, we send our condolences. Those of us who attended U-High in Columbia back in the late 50’s and early 60’s remember “Suzie” for her energy and unstoppable smile. She was one us and her spirit lives within us. We have posted her obit on our high school web site at http://www.uhighlives.org
Bob Luebbers – Web Shepherd
Kim, Chris, kids, and Carrie – We are so sorry for your loss. Know you will be in our thoughts.
Kim, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. I know you and your family will miss her terribly. All your memories will live on forever. Xoxoxo
Kim, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My mom always enjoyed working as an aide in her classroom, and she was a true friend to many. I know you will miss her every day.
Kim, Carrie so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was always kind to me, even when I was a terrible student, and juvenile delinquent. My condolences.
…curfew. Electronic hugs, Amy
Kim and Carrie, Sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family in my prayers. Kim, I will never forget the memories that make me smile about your mom…such as all of us setting our watches back to ease the trouble you were in for missing cur
Thinking of you Carrie and your family. I’m here if you need anything!!!
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