Clara L. Jackson

July 03, 1922 ‒ July 15, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Clara L. Jackson, age 92, of E. Hamtramck Street, Mount Vernon, went to be with her heavenly Father and Savior on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. She was born on July 3, 1922 in Honaker, Virginia to the late Joseph and Ollie (Hurt) Boyd. Clara worked as a receptionist for Campbells Coin Laundry before retiring in 1985 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.

Clara fancied such things as crocheting or working in her flower and vegetable gardens and most recently the competitive side of her enjoyed playing a good game of Bingo or dominoes. More important than any of these things, Clara will always be remembered for her strong and dedicated devotion to her Lord, her husband and her family.

She is survived by her children, Dennis (Elizabeth) Jackson of Fairlawn, Ohio, Kim (Janette) Jackson of Montgomery, Alabama and Diane (Doug) Spearman of Mount Vernon, seven grandchildren, Heather (Rich) Potts, Christa Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Elizabeth (Andrew) Lovelady, Ryan (Lauren) Jackson, Curt Spearman, Amy (Jordan) Moore, five step grandchildren, Amy Driscoll, Amanda (David) Exner, Matthew (Christy) Brock, Kate (Matthew) Panzner and Samantha (Christopher) Roberts, six great grandchildren, Jackson Potts, Adam Potts, Sarah Potts, Aubrey Lovelady, Carly Lovelady, Emmy Lovelady and eleven step great grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Earl Jackson, an infant son, Daryl Jackson, a sister, Gladys Litt, an infant brother, Charlie Boyd, daughter-in-law, Donna (Crippen) Jackson and several half brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the First Baptist Church, 303 S. Edgewood Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Rev. Marvin Haught will be officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Johns Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Ohio Eastern Star activities program.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Clara L. Jackson.


  • What a dear sweet lady Clara was! I will miss seeing her sitting in her room at the Eastern Star Home doing word find puzzles. We can celebrate as she walks into the arms of her Lord. God bless her loving family.

  • I never had the pleasure of meeting her, only the pleasure of knowing her son Dennis and her grandchildren Heather, Christa and Matt. What a wonderful woman she obviously was to raise such a loving man as Dennis. She is certain to be with her Lord in heaven.

    Jenny Cooke

  • So sorry to hear of Clara’s passing. What a lovely lady. She was so blessed to have such a loving family who cared for her so diligently.

    It seemed Clara always had a smile for anyone. She will be missed.