Joyce M. Jackson of Woodstock

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Joyce M. Jackson of Woodstock

The Mass of Christian Burial for Joyce M. Jackson, 83, formerly of McHenry, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 W. Church St., Johnsburg, with Fr. Gerald Watt C.R. officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. (Route 47), Woodstock, and from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday, at the church. Born July 14, 1924, in Cadott, Wis., the daughter of Edwin and Leona (nee Sommerfield) Newkirk, she passed away peacefully Friday, April 25, 2008, in her home. She was a 1942 graduate of McHenry High School and married George J. Jackson on April 28, 1943, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in McHenry. Mrs. Jackson was an employee of Sears Roebuck for nearly 30 years and had assisted her husband, George, in the operation of the pro shop at Prairie Isle Golf Club for 13 years. Joyce loved playing cards with family and friends, bowling in the old days and a visit every now and then to the casino. She was an avid golf fan and would mention to her family the hole in one she made on the 8th hole at Woodstock Country Club. Joyce was the proud and loving mother to five children, Alan Jackson of Woodstock, Victoria Jackson (Clinton Conway) of Flanagan, William (Toni) Jackson of Bull Head City, Ariz. …