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Cordelia Jackson

b. February 15, 1931

Cordelia K. "Corky" Jackson was taken home to be with the Lord on January 6, 2008. Born February 15, 1931, in Calhoun, Kentucky, she was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian Warren King and her father, Edgar Williams King. A 1949 graduate of Owensboro High School, Corky completed her Bachelor of Science degree in education at Western Kentucky State College in 1955, and her Masters of Science in Education at Indiana University in 1968. An avid tennis player, artist and elementary educator, she taught elementary school in Rolla, Missouri for two years and in Owensboro and Daviess County for 14 years. She was a member of Lewis Lane Baptist Church and loved music, dance, and participating in the Owensboro Senior Citizens line dance club. Corky, who inspired greatness in all who knew her, will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of 48 years, C. Louis Jackson; a daughter, Leigh Ann Jackson and her husband John F. Barr IV of Owensboro; a grandson, Fletcher Barr; her sisters, Gerri Whittaker and her husband Hugh of Owensboro and Jean Voegeli and her husband Jacque of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 2 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and after 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Birthplace:  Calhoun, KY
Resided In:  Owensboro KY USA
Visitation:  January 09, 2008
Service:  January 10, 2008
Cemetery:  Owensboro Memorial Gardens
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