Barbara Hale Jackson
Barbara Hale Jackson, 68, of Grant City, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at her home.
Barbara was born on May 7, 1952 in Boulder, Colorado to Hale Robert and Coyla Mae (DeHart) Jackson. She grew up on the family farm here in Worth County where she attended school and graduated in 1970.
Being the youngest of the Jackson family – she was a daddy’s girl and her momma’s best friend – and knew that her 3 older brothers were always ready to defend her if needed. They also taught her how to drive, then…even they couldn’t beat her in a drag race. Which would be the only way she somehow managed to date. Barbara married Forest Young of Athelstan in 1971. They had 3 children, Kandi Lea, Joanna Rae (born on Barbara’s birthday) and Jimmy. Some of their fondest memories include her singing Harper Valley PTA and Last Kiss to them. The time she broke the flyswatter on the girls, trying to break up their fight as they were rolling around in the ditch ended up with them all laughing!
Barbara was employed as a seamstress at the GC Cap Company and later at Bordeaux in Clarinda, Iowa. She also worked at Casey’s and Country Corners where she was known for her kindness and friendly smile. After retirement from T3, she was able to spend more time with her grandkids. She also had the opportunity to begin quilting. Barbara enjoyed line dancing, collecting hummingbirds and she loved the color purple!
Barbara was preceded in death by her parent, Hale and Coyla Jackson; brothers: Danny, Michael and Buddy Jackson.
Left to miss her are her daughters Kandi Latham (Kenny Hudson) of McFall, Mo, Joanna Latham of Grant City, MO and son Jimmy Young (Nadine Wuillay) of Grant City, MO; grandchildren: Gabe Latham, Justin Parker, Jase Latham, Jonathan Latham, Tyler, Daniel, and Katelyn Lupfer, Elizabeth Young, and Owyn Wuillay, as well as numerous friends and last but not least, her little dog named Chicken.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Burial will be in Redding Cemetery in Redding, Iowa. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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