Elizabeth Jackson Obituary (2021) – Columbus, OH



Elizabeth S. Jackson, 101, of the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, passed away peacefully at her home on October 11, 2021 with her family around her. She was born March 16, 1920, daughter of Paul and Marion (Newlon) Smith in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. She attended high school in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and received her BA in Social Work from Ohio State University in 1942. When the United States entered World War II, Elizabeth (Libby) joined the Corps. of the Marines when his brothers, Paul and William, joined the United States Army and Air Force, respectively. Libby served at Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and El Toro, Calif., Where she was stationed at the end of the war after reaching the rank of sergeant. She returned to Ohio to begin her career as a social worker and soon met her husband, William Jackson. They married in 1948 and started a family, moving to Chardon, Ohio in 1951, where they lived and were members of St. Mary’s Parish for forty years. They raised their eight children there. Those years have been full of diapers, scraped knees, snacks for her little girls, camping trips, 4-H groups and boy scouts, canned vegetables, housekeeping, vacations, birthdays and more. of weddings. Libby was an avid reader and read to educate and entertain her children and to escape her children. She was invariably interested in all the activities of her children and all the events that were going on in the world. As her children began to disperse, Libby got her driver’s license at age 60 and delivered books to the local library. Later, when her husband and mother’s health began to deteriorate, Libby moved them all to Columbus, where a critical mass of her children lived. She adopted the Clintonville neighborhood as her home and spent many happy years there, joining Immaculate Conception Parish, participating regularly in aquatic exercise classes, traveling often in and out of the country, and being close to several of her children, grandchildren and possibly great grandchildren. Libby loved crosswords, puzzles, and Jeopardy. She kept abreast of world and national events and regularly watched news broadcasts (especially Rachel Maddow). She loved history, biographies, travel, Italy, the Rose Park, picnics by the Sciota River, crafts on Mondays, and bird watching at her feeders. Sunday was her favorite day as she had a lot of visitors. Most of all, she loved her big family. She is survived by her children: Jane Jackson, William Jackson and his wife Louise, Geoffrey Jackson and his wife Sheila, Sarah (Sal) Jackson, Molly Bachman and her husband Thomas, Nan Burns and her husband William, Catherine (Kit) Janitzki and her husband Steven and Paul Mathew Jackson; her grandchildren: Brian, Steven, Mathew, Ian, Emily, Tim, Hannah, Kea, Cory, Thomas, Jennifer, Sarah and Lauren; and her great-grandchildren, Ben, Emma, ​​Mable, Corbin, Wyatt, Keelyn, Myles, Walker, Lachlan, Rosalie, Cosima, Elijah, Cecilia, Theodore, Thomas, Jackson, Finn and Laken. Although she outlived her contemporaries, she retained her joie de vivre and interest in all the activities that surrounded her. Libby had a great deal of faith that helped her along the journey of her life, including her last days. She is loved and will be sadly missed by her family. The family will receive friends Monday from 3 pm to 5 pm at SHAW-DAVIS FUNERAL HOME 4341 N. High St. Cols. 43214. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday October 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 E. North Broadway Cols. 43214 followed by a funeral service at All Souls Chardon Cemetery, Ohio. Rest in peace mom, grandmother, GG. Please visit www.shaw-davis.com for condolences and the memorial tribute.

Published by News-Herald from October 14 to 15, 2021.



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