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Ethel Jackson

Ethel Jane Jackson (Meikel)

Saturday, September 16th, 1933 - Friday, June 12th, 2020
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Ethel Jane Jackson, of Ephrata, passed away quietly at Hospice & Community Care-Mount Joy, on June 12, 2020. Ethel, age 86, had bravely battled cancer for the past four months.

She was born in Westmoreland City, PA to the late William S. Miekle and Edith F. Miekle and was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Richard A. Jackson. She was also preceded in death by her three sisters and one brother.

She is survived by one son, Dr. T. Scott Jackson, married to Karen M. Jackson of Akron; one granddaughter, Jenny M. Phomsopha married to S. Michael Phomsopha and two great-grandchildren Oliver S. Phomsopha and Anistyn G. Phomsopha, all of Lemoyne.

Ethel worked in various capacities in nursing homes as a nursing assistant, volunteer coordinator, and activities director. She is best remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Many remember her quiet, friendly spirit and great wisdom. She enjoyed her family get-togethers, flowers, lunches with friends, going to the hairdresser, and her cat.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Stradling Funeral home, 30 N. 9th Street, Akron, with a visitation prior beginning at 6:00 PM. Interment in North Huntingdon, PA will occur at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice & Community Care P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016-5337.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Ephrata.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Stradling Funeral Home
    30 North Ninth Street
    Akron, PA 17501
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Thursday, June 18th, 2020 7:00pm
    Stradling Funeral Home
    30 North Ninth Street
    Akron, PA 17501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    private at the convenience of the family
    Address not given



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Delphine Heimer

Posted at 01:07pm
Hello Scott and family,

Ethel was a gem. She was such a good friend and neighbor to my mother. We were fellow cat lovers. I never saw a hair out of place on your Mother and her smile and laugh were lovely. Years ago when mother was at Landis Homes in independent living we decided to take your mother out for her birthday month lunch. She met us at the Country Corner in Lititz. She was dressed to the nines. Here she misunderstood mother and though we were going to the Lancaster Country Club! We will give a donation to Hospice Light Up the Tree event later this year in her memory. You had the best!

Jon Yoder Posted at 04:52pm

Scott and family, Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed watching a steelers games with you and your mother i am thankful that I got a chance to see and speak with her before she went to the Lord I will keep on rooting for those steelers as a good memory of her go steelers.

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