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Service: 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar, with visitation one hour prior. 

Edith Evolyn Jackson, 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at Citizen's Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bolivar after a long illness. 

Edith was born Dec. 6, 1929, in Breckenridge to Alva and Margaret Guffey Spidle. The family moved to Kansas City during World War II, at which time Edith worked at the Lake City Munitions Plant in Independence. 

She worked many years at the Leeds Rival Manufacturing Plant in Kansas City and then worked for the Kansas City Royals baseball team prior to her retirement. 

In 1952, she married the love of her life, John E. Jackson Jr., who preceded her in death after nearly 40 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Harlan Spidle, and sisters Ida Cox and Carol Burch. 

Edith is survived by her son and wife, Mike and Patty Hughes of Lee’s Summit; daughter and husband Linda and Roger Swank of Bolivar; son and wife Len and Mary Jackson of Camdenton; brother DeLoyd Spidle of Clinton; sisters Julia Edler of Bolivar and Wyvon Dawson of Joplin; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends.

A funeral for Edith Jackson will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar. Visitation will be one hour prior from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Flemington Cemetery, Flemington.

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