Lois Marie Carter Jackson
June 20, 1925 - April 04, 2018
Birthplace: Adams County, Iowa
Resided In: Marville, Missouri formerly Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 4/8/2018
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 4/9/2018
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 4/9/2018
Evergreen Cemetery

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Lois Marie (Carter) Jackson, age 92 of Maryville, Missouri formerly of Red Oak, Iowa entered into rest on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the Parkdale Manor Care Center in Maryville, Missouri.

Lois was born June 20, 1925 in Adams County, Iowa the daughter of Leland C. and Grace Elizabeth (McMorran) Carter. She was the eldest of four girls. Lois was a loving daughter to her parents and a "protective big sister " to her sisters Dolores, Maxine, and Ramona. Her childhood years were spent in and around the small town of Carbon. One of her fun memories of growing up in Carbon was to walk on top of a very high river bridge west of Carbon with her sisters. This was especially daring because none of the Carter sisters could swim. Being the daughter of a coal miner, Lois learned early the value of hard work which helped her later in life in her working career. She attended Carbon schools and later graduated from Corning High School in 1943. Following graduation, she attained an emergency war-time teaching certificate and taught school children at a very young age.

In 1945, Lois met and married Thomas Arthur Ervin. To this union, three children were born: Gary Leland (1946), Robert Wayne (1951) and Sherry Elizabeth (1952). Tommy's military service in the US Army took the family to many around-the-world places like, California, Alaska, Japan and Germany. Later, the family settled in Alabama where Lois taught Kindergarten in the Huntsville Community School District and continued to raise their family.

In 1965, Lois moved her family to Iowa, eventually settling in the city of Red Oak where she began a long career with Union Carbide. In 1974, she met and married Earl Allen Jackson. Lois and Earl lived in Red Oak for many happy years before eventually moving together to the Stanton Care Center in Stanton, Iowa. Lois gradually lost her sight due to an illness but that did not hinder her from maintaining a sharp mind and keeping up on current events. She had no trouble speaking her mind and standing up for what she thought was right. Her family was a very important part of her life and the proof was exhibited in the fact that all the walls of her nursing home room were literally covered with pictures of her family members! She loved and cherished her family up to the time of her death.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Earl, daughter-in-law Debra Ervin, and sister and brother-in-law Dolores and Calvin Haley. Survivors include five children: Gary Ervin, Robert Ervin, Sherry Ervin Lorence and husband Jim, Evelyn Jackson Clingerman and husband Steve, and Sherry Jackson Hidley and husband Robert; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters: Maxine Huebner and husband Winston and Ramona Johnson and husband Denny; along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Lois was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak, Iowa. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Red Oak Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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