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Ella Jackson

January 17, 1939 — February 22, 2021

Van Wert

Ella J. Jackson, 82, of Van Wert passed away at 4:48 AM on February 22, 2021 at her residence. She was born on January 17, 1939, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late George and Edna (Dietrich) Hofmann. On December 25, 1960, she married the John "Dick"Jackson, who survives. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Ella was a 1957 graduate of Van Wert High School. in 1999, she retired as the Treasurer of Vantage Career Center. Prior to working at Vantage, Ella was the assistant treasurer at Van Wert City School.

Ella was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she was in the Lady's Aid and formerly sang in the choir. She was also volunteered with TWIGS II.

Ella enjoyed gardening and doing yard work. She was also an avid quilter and make quilts for all of her grandchildren. Ella loved her family and especially loved to attend her grandchildren's sporting events.

She is survived by her husband, Dick of Van Wert; sons: Kevin (Andrea) Jackson of Toledo; Troy (Barbara) Jackson of North Carolina; Pat (Shanann) Jackson of Van Wert; sisters: Louise Showalter of Van Wert; Elsie (Al) Selking of Fort Wayne; as well as 9 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her siblings: Oscar Hofmann, Delores Whitcraft and 1 grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 705 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Washington Street)


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