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“My family lived in the same neighborhood with Emily Jane's family in Columbia, TN. We went through school together. So sorry to hear of her passing...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Janice Fann - Columbia, TN

“Barry, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Emily. I enjoyed getting to visit with you recently at Cedarhurst. Please pass on my condolences to Chris...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Dorothy Heuman - Sparta, IL

“Emily was an amazing woman and I am so honored I was able to take part in her care. She will always be loved and missed by us at Three Springs Lodge! ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bayleigh Hahn - Chester, IL

“Extending my Deepest Sympathy. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rachel (Bahre) Chapman - Waterloo, IL

“Dear CRHP brother, receive my condolences Lorena from women's CRHP 5 ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lorena Valencia Di Donato - FL

“Chris,I am part of women's CHRP 9 @ Holy Family. I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. May she rest in peace.Your sister in Christ...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Marianne Ryan - Jacksonville, FL

“So sorry to hear of your loss, Barry. I have many good memories of Emily when our children were young. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Carol and Konnie Pirtle - Sparta, IL

“Chris and family-With deepest sympathy and continued prayers from Holy Family Parish staff, parishioners and the Ministry of Consolation. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Campbell - Jacksonville, FL

“Barry and family, so sorry for your loss of Emily. I know we have not talked or seen you lately but remember when the kids were in school together...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Barbara and John Sahrhage - IL

“Barry and family: Sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Sauerhage Teel - Du Quoin, IL

“Chris and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Gerald and Cynthia Pate - FL

“Sending condolences, having met Emily through water aerobics, a very nice lady. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Linda K Florreich

“I am a distant cousin. My mother, Ruth Arnette Avaritt was a first cousin to Emily's father. Emily and I spent time together as young teens. I am...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Morgan - Murfreesboro, TN

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Emily Jane, nee Hogwood, Jackson, 70, of Sparta, IL; born December 3, 1946 in Nashville, TN; passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Three Springs Lodge in Chester, IL.

Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker. She was a teacher's aide at Sparta Lincoln School. Emily enjoyed sewing and playing tennis. She loved going on family campouts. She taught vacation bible school for many years and was a Cub Scout den mother. Above all Emily was a very devoted and loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Robert and Ruth, nee Miller, Hogwood. One sister – Carol Weatherspoon.

She is survived by her husband – Barry Jackson whom she married on August 27, 1966 in Columbia, TN. Her sons – Christopher (Roxanne) Jackson of Jacksonville, FL; Robert (Talia) Jackson of Minneapolis, MN. Her grandsons – Nadav and Etai. One brother-in-law – Douglas Weatherspoon of Decatur, AL. One niece – Laura Pannell. One nephew – Todd Weatherspoon.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to Impack, a local youth and social service organization.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Burial: Interment will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.