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Daughter of Clark T. and Esther B. (Brownrigg) Eimer Helen Maurine Jackson, 79, Ava, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, in Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.
Helen was born Jan. 25, 1926, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Clark T. and Esther B. (Brownrigg) Eimer. On Nov. 15, 1947, in Tulsa, Okla., Helen was united in marriage to the love of her life, Ted Jackson. To this union, two daughters and two sons were born.
Helen was a retired registered nurse in the cardiac field, as well as a charge nurse in several skilled nursing facilities. She was also a member of the Sequoia Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma and a member of the Douglas County Writers guild. Her loving, caring and skilled nature allowed her to care for her invalid mother-in-law for several years. She enjoyed good conversations, bird watching, was in the process of writing her own family history, and never met a stranger. Helen was aware of everything around her in the great outdoors or among people.
She relished every minute of her life and appreciated every day and every friendship.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Jackson; a son-in-law, Bill Hood; a sister, Katherine Corkell; and an infant brother, Howard Eimer.
She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ted “Lee” Jackson; two daughters, Dianne Hood, of Ava, and Connie Schmidt and husband, Jack, of Ava; two sons, Mike and wife, Daretta, of Tulsa, Okla., and Pat Jackson of Boscobel, Wisc.; two sisters, Beulah Carlson, of Tulsa, Okla., and Ozelle Brauer, state of Florida; one brother, James Eimer, Claremore, Okla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Neal Crum officiating. Burial was in the Union Grove Cemetery, Ava.
The Jackson family requests memorial donations in Helen’s memory to the Ava Victory Academy, Union Grove Cemetery, Gideons International, or Neighbor Helping Neighbor.