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Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Jackson, nee Eckman, 85, of Belleville, IL, born September 12, 1931, in Lancaster, PA, died Monday, April 10, 2017, at her residence.

Betty was a medical records clerk, retired, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL for ten years.  She formerly was a nurse’s aid in the ICU Department at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL, for many years.  Betty enjoyed traveling, reading, knitting, and crocheting, but most importantly, she enjoyed time spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Newman B. Jackson Sr., whom she married on August 12, 1949, and who died on February 10, 1995; a daughter, Gladys Jackson; her mother, Violet, nee Diffenderfer, Trambley; her father, George Eckman; a granddaughter, Tricia Arnold; five grandsons, Derek Jackson, Jason Hubbard, Brian Hubbard, David Jackson, and Ben Schneider; a brother, Harry Robert Eckman Sr.; and two daughters-in-law, Tami Jackson and Susan Jackson.

Surviving are five daughters, Patricia Ann (Terry) Coulston of Mason, TN,
    Victoria (Todd) Hubbard of Colorado,
    Veronica (James) Veto of Belleville, IL,
    Jeanne Jackson of Belleville, IL,
    and Sarah Jane (Steven) Seitz of Belleville, IL;
five sons, Newman “Skip” (Rebecca) Jackson Jr. of Huntsville, AL,
    Samuel (Debbie) Jackson of Belleville, IL,
    James (Sheryl) Jackson of New Athens, IL,
    Mark (Sylvia) Jackson of Belleville, IL,
    Christopher Jackson of Belleville, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Cindy Jackson of Belleville, IL;
25 grandchildren;
27 great-grandchildren;
four great-great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Donald (Nona) Trambley of Anna, IL.

Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice or to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Robert Lanter officiating.

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Condolences Left For Elizabeth Jackson

    Sincerest condolences to the Jackson family regarding the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Prayers are being said for all of you. RIP, Mrs. Jackson.

    Rob/Gail Lambert, waterloo, Illinois, 62298

    Your Mother was an incredible lady! She was a second mother to me for many years. I have hundreds of awesome memories. She holds a special place in my heart. Prayers and hugs.

    Cheryl Lawless, Palmdale, California, 93551

    So sorry to hear about your Mother/Grandmother. Only one so loved can be missed so strongly. We pray you all find comfort with each other and her memories.

    Dave & Angie foy, Aviston, IL, 62216

    Our deepest sympathy to all of your family for the loss of your Grandma. Prayers and blessings.

    Susan Williamson, altoona, PA, 1660l

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