Ruth Jackson

Ruth Jackson

WYOMING – Ruth E. Jackson, 94, of Wyoming, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Bickford House of Peoria.

Ruth was born on June 20, 1925, in rural Elmwood, the daughter of Glenn and Sue (Colvin) Gibbs. She married Robert F. “Bob” Jackson on Feb. 10, 1946, in Princeville; he preceded her in death on April 19, 2005.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Larry) Fritz of Princeville; one son, Steve (Ann) Jackson of Wyoming; one sister, Mildred Merritt of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one brother, Dwight (Fran) Gibbs of Tuscon, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant son; her brother, Donald C. Gibbs; and great granddaughter, Scarlet Jackson.

Ruth graduated from Princeville High School and attended the former Brown’s Business College. She worked at former Graves Chevrolet before she was co-owner and operator of Jackson Sales and Service, Jackson Auction Service, and a life-long farmer alongside her husband. She was a 50 plus-year member of Princeville United Methodist Church, and of the Order of the Eastern Star Princeville Lodge #360 A.F. & A.M. She enjoyed ballroom dancing at the former Hub and during retirement they wintered at Siesta Village in Texas.

A private graveside service will be at Wyoming Cemetery. Haskell Funeral & Cremation Services in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Princeville United Methodist Church or Shriners Hospital for Children. Condolences may be left for Ruth’s family on her tribute wall at www.haskellfuneral.com

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