Josephine Jackson, 88

Josephine Bumgardner Jackson, 88, North Manchester, died at 12:12 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.

She was born Aug. 11, 1924 at Kewanee, Pike County, Ky. to Robert and Virgie (Ray) Justice.

On May 29, 1945, she married F. Monroe Bumgardner. He died May 24, 1986. On January 23, 1988, she married Clint Jackson. He died on June 15, 2008.

Josephine was a homemaker and was employed for 27 years at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, first on the sewing line and later as a night supervisor. She was an avid doll collector and enjoyed watching TV with her special canine friend, Mattie.

Surviving are a son, George (Kathy) Bumgardner, Houston, Texas; two daughters, Virginia (Herbert) Gunter and Sheila (Randy) Frederick, both of North Manchester. Three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Gunter, Eyota, Minn; Michelle (Randy) Glover, North Manchester, and Kimberly Frederick, Huntington. Also surviving are two-step sons, Roger Douglas, Fort Wayne and Timothy (Kathy) Jackson, Laketon. Two step daughters, Glenda (Richard) Short, Virginia and Sharon (Darrell) Hopkins, North Manchester. A sister, Jacqueline Hamilton, Wellston, Ohio. 15 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. 3 brothers, 5 sisters, 1 stepson, 1 step granddaughter, a daughter, and a grandson preceded her in death.

Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, February 19 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at McKee's.  Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate.  Entombment will be at Johnson Memorial Mausoleum, Pikeville, Ky.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Josephine, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeremy L. Gunter Children's Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Morgan County, 56 N. Main Street, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Posted on 2013 Feb 19