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;
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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.