Margery Allison Jackson, age 99, a resident of Congress, Arizona, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at her home in Congress. She was born August 20, 1922, in Benton County, Arkansas, the daughter of William Henry Adolph and Lola Larimore Adolph. When Margery was six months old, the family moved to Michigan Valley, Kansas, where her father worked on the railroad. In the summer of 1927, the family moved to Garnett, Kansas where her father was section foreman on the KND Railroad. Her father died in 1930 leaving her mother with five children to raise alone. Margery attended school in Garnett from Kindergarten through her junior year of high school. In the summer of 1940, Margery’s mother moved her to Ashland, Oregon. There Margery worked for her room and board while she finished high school. She graduated in 1941. The next year, she was the high school principal’s secretary. Margery met Ivan Jackson when they were sixteen years old in Garnett, Kansas. Ivan followed her to Oregon where they were married on June 6, 1942. Ivan was drafted in October of 1942. Margery followed him to Camp Polk Louisiana where she worked in the Office of Ordinance Service Command Shop #9. After the war, they settled in Ashland, Oregon. Margery was bookkeeper for their automotive repair and service station. Margery enjoyed her home and family.
Margery is survived by her son, Dean Jackson (Linda) of Owenton, Kentucky and her daughter, Shirley Johnoff (Carl) of Congress, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Leah, Karin, Thomas, Julee, Deborah, Carrie, and Patricia and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan, of fifty-eight years, her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Her sister Arlene preceded her in death on August 21, 2021.
Private burial will take place at a later date in the Kincaid Cemetery in Kincaid, Kansas under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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