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Obituary: Marlene Jackson, Columbus

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Marlene Jackson, 78, of 25th Street, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Keepsake Village of Columbus.

She was born in Whiteland, Indiana, on September 24, 1935, the daughter of Adrian and Christine Brunnemer Mitchell. She married Glenton "Del" Jackson on January 15, 1956.

Mrs. Jackson was a graduate of Trafalgar High School in 1952. She majored in journalism at Franklin College where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.

Formerly employed with the State Board of Accounts in Indianapolis and The Daily Journal in Franklin, she retired from Reliance Electric in Columbus and later worked for the family owned business, Jackson Tax Service.

She was a member at First Christian Church for approximately 42 years. She loved camping with her family and traveled to all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. She also traveled to various countries throughout Europe, South America, and Africa.

She enjoyed writing short stories, poems, and articles, some of which some were published. She loved birds, wildflowers, and gardening. She was a member of the Audubon Society. She enjoyed walking daily, riding her bike, playing golf, tennis, and dancing with her husband. Mrs. Jackson attended various festivals, concerts, plays, and musicals with her loved ones.

Survivors include her spouse of 58 years, Del Jackson; their children, Susan (Rick) Chelone of Tillamook, Oregon, Tony (Tammy) Jackson of Columbus, Indiana, and Becky Morrison of Taylorsville, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Mike Mitchell of Trafalgar, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Adrian and Christine Brunnemer Mitchell; and her nephew, Mark Mitchell of Trafalgar, Indiana.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Dan Wallace officiating. Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to time of service Monday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum.

The family request that memorial contributions be made to Keepsake Village of Columbus, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, or The American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the Jackson family and a video tribute may be viewed at

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