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Mildred R. Demaree Jackson

Mildred R. Demaree Jackson

Mildred Ruth Demaree Jackson, age 98, of Madison, Indiana entered this life on March 7, 1921 in Rexville in Ripley County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Elmer and Myrtle Boswell Demaree.

Mildred was raised on the family farm and was a 1940 graduate of New Marion High School. In August 1941 she was united in marriage to Harold Melvin “Hickory” Jackson in Madison, Indiana. This happy union of 67 years was blessed with a son, James Darrell and a daughter, Carolyn. She had resided in Madison since 1954 and the family built a home on Michigan Road. Mildred was raised in the West Fork Baptist Church and after moving to Madison attended Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, canning, gardening, playing cards, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mom, grandma and great grandma. After the death of her husband and as her health declined, Mildred became a resident at Jewel Place and was lovingly cared for by the staff there.

The family greatly appreciates the care and concern exhibited by Dr. Laura Nutter who would come to her apartment to treat her medically.

Mildred died on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 1:50 p.m. at her home in Madison.

Mildred will be missed by her loving son, James Darrell Jackson and his wife, Phyllis of Madison; her daughter, Carolyn Jackson of Brandon, Florida; her granddaughters, Lisa Jackson White of Madison, Valerie Beavers; her great grandsons, Eric and Dylan White; her sister, Lillian Beryl Hartman of Centerville, Ohio; her sister in laws, Deloris Jackson of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Betty June Firth Brown of Vevay; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Elsworth Demaree, died July 10, 1950; her mother, Myrtle Boswell Demaree, died December 25, 1978; her brothers, Virgil Elmer Demaree, died July 25, 2007, Lester Leroy Demaree, Charles Walter Demaree, died August 8, 1991, Raymond Demaree, died in 1934, Jesse Lloyd Demaree, died November 27, 2014, Neill “Whitey” Demaree, died October 26, 2007; her sisters, Florence Virginia Laswell, died July 12, 1994, Gladys Cook and Evelyn P. Demaree, died in 1936; her husband of 67 years, Harold Melvin “Hickory” Jackson, died December 17, 2008.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre, 325 Demaree Drive in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1415 North Gate Road in Madison.

Friends may visit Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association for Dementia. Cards are available at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre’s of Madison and Hanover. Online condolences,