Jeffrey Jackson, 55, Elsmore, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home.
Jeff was born June 17, 1957, in Iola, to Oliver Conrad and Lorella (Brown) Jackson. He graduated from Marmaton Valley High School in 1975 and attended Allen County Community College.
He worked in the oil field industry and farmed his entire life.
Jeff married Becky Lynn Mohler and they had three children and later divorced.
Jeff was baptized and confirmed at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg.
He enjoyed watching local sporting events, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and spending time with his grandchildren on the farm.
Survivors are two children, Lindsey Vanderford and husband, Dennis, Iola, and Kurt Jackson, Iola; two grandchildren Kenton and Tennyson; four siblings, Bruce Jackson and wife, Sharon, Chanute, Lynn Wray and husband, Tom, Spring Hill, Brian Jackson and wife, Janet, Elsmore, and Jennifer Jackman and husband, Mike, Elsmore; and mother, Lorella Jackson of Elsmore.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Conrad Jackson, son Kent Jackson, sister Loretta Boman, and nephews Ryan Jackman and Brent Jackson.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel where some of the family will be present to receive friends.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg.
Burial will be at Elsmore Cemetery.
Memorial choices are Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), Friends Home Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association and can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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