4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fricke-Calvert- Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski.
10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church in Mount
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Sarah K. Jackson, 80, of Mount Pulaski passed from
this life Saturday June 14, 2014 at St. John’s
Sarah was born January 5, 1934 in Clinton, the
youngest child of Claude W. and Louise Thorp. She
attended Thorp School and graduated from Wapella
High School in 1952. She married James R. Jackson in
1952 and they had four children: James Alan (Judi)
of Kalamazoo, MI; Linda D. Stanfield (Rich) of
Henderson, NV; Douglas K. (Janet, deceased) of
Philo; and Katherine L. Boward (Dean, deceased) of
Sarah was blessed with five grandchildren, Valerie
Cooper (Alex) of Seattle, WA, Jaime Snyder (Rob) of
Henderson NV, Matthew Stanfield (Mary Jane) of Las
Vegas, NV, Bryan Jackson (fiancée Lindsey) of
Sterling VA, and Hannah Boward of Mount Pulaski. She
had four great-grandchildren, Owen and Esther Cooper
and Chase and Gage Snyder. She was preceded in death
by her parents, a half brother Carl Thorp, and half
sisters Evelyn Thorp and Mary Alice Moberly.
Surviving are her brother, Ernest Thorp (Helen) of
Clinton, Andrea Miller (Phillip, deceased) of
Winston-Salem, NC, Ruth Lutz (Elmer, deceased) of
Dewey, and Norma Wedekind (Gerald) of Raymond.
Sarah was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker who
also worked at various jobs during her life. Family
and church were always important to Sarah. She
attended Prairie Center Methodist Church in her
youth and became a member of Mount Pulaski First
United Methodist Church. Sarah was very active in
her children’s activities as a room mother, Cub and
Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher and “taxi”
driver. Sarah had several lifelong passions: she
loved to bake and try new recipes. She was an active
gardener and could always find room for another
plant. She loved and cared for her pets and strays.
She liked to shop and collect a variety of things.
She was a breast cancer survivor. She is now in the
care of her Savior and with friends and family who
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, June 21 at the Methodist Church in Mount
Pulaski, with Pastor Rachel Stockle officiating.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton.
Visitation will be from 4 –7 p.m. on Friday June 20
at the Fricke –Calvert- Schrader Funeral Home in
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
Mount Pulaski First United Methodist Church, the
Logan County Humane Society, or to the donor’s
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