Bettie Jean Jackson
February 10, 1924 ‒ June 14, 2007
Bettie J. Jackson, age 83 of Centerburg died Thursday morning, June 14, 2007 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
She was born on February 10, 1924, in Glenford, Ohio to the late Elvin O. and Amelia (Crooks) Satterfield. A lifelong resident of Centerburg since the age of 9, she was a graduate of Centerburg High School with the Class of 1942.
Following graduation, Bettie worked at Ohio Bell and Columbus Coated Fabrics. Along with her sister Dorothy, she enlisted in the US Navy during WW II, becoming the first pair of sisters in Naval history to enlist and serve their entire tour of duty together. She proudly served her country and enjoyed her US Navy experience.
After their service to Country, she met her husband of 56 years Charles Jackson in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2004. She was a lifelong homemaker who was proud of her homemaking skills and strived to keep her family home in order. Her first priority in life was raising her family and teaching skills for their success.
Always active with the Centerburg High School band and athletic booster organizations, she was a member of the AMVets Post No 59 and Centerburg Grange. She will be remembered for her pie baking skills; apple, cherry, rhubarb, and strawberry, as well as her famous mayonnaise cake. Waxing the family Dodge pickup and tractor were always a noted priority. A gardener at heart, both flower and vegetable, she took great pride in tending to and mowing her yard.
She cherished her extended family from her siblings to her own children and grandchildren. Bettie is survived by her children; Judy Plowman of Worthington, Charles R. “Chuck” Jackson Jr. of Powell, Gene (Debra) Jackson of Centerburg, Grandchildren: Chad Plowman, Ryan (Stefanie) Plowman, Sarah, Emily, Mallory Jackson, Kyle, and Katie Jackson, Sister: Eileen Pilkington of Sunbury, Sister-in-laws: Mary and Thelma Satterfield, a host of nieces and nephews, including special nephew Jerry Stewart. Additionally Bettie was blessed with special neighbors and friends, John and Brenda Gibson.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by Brothers: Edgar, Dwight, Donald, Richard, and Robert Satterfield, Sisters: Faye Sheppard, Dorothy Torgerson, and Marianne Ball.
Friends may call Sunday 5-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Monday 10:30 a.m., with Deacon Elmer Ball officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox County Veterans Picnic Comm., c/o Suzi Silliman, 13 Delano St., Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.