Ruth Kathleen Jackson
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Ruth Kathleen Jackson (Nonny), age 97, a resident of Brandon, MS passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at her home in Brandon, Mississippi. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ruth was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on September 23, 1923 to Lois Huber and Burr R. Hines. She married Robert Jackson on December 27, 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Although, her stature was only 4'9" she would not hesitate to share her thoughts and shake her finger at you! She lived in Brandon, Mississippi at the time of her death.
Ruth was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who crammed so much love in to her 97 years. She moved wherever Bob's work took him-Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, New York, back to Ohio until they retired and moved to Michigan. She and Bob loved to snowmobile, pick mushrooms and spend time with friends. While living in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Ruth along with her husband helped care for their nieces and nephews: Kelly Kite, Nels Nelson, and Lindsay (Dodie) Pulfer, many memories were made with them: snowmobiling, time at Indian Lake, and reunions in Indiana. Alec Rogers, Kala, Kyla, and Alan Rogers also share some of the same memories while living with Nonny in her Bellefontaine home. In their 60's they decided their retirement home needed a basement so what did they do? They dug one themselves with the help of friends and family. She always seemed to be doing something with her hands-playing the organ, ceramics, needlepoint, knitting and crocheting. She generously shared the results with family and friends.
Ruth is survived by daughters, Linnea Smith and Ginny (Brent) Rogers; grandchildren, Marisa Prewitt, Kevin (Jessica) Smith, Alec (Brecka) Rogers, Kala (Ron) Benzini, Kyla (Dustin) Pennington, Alan (Carrie) Rogers, Keely (Mikey) Donahou and Kolette (Ryan) Colvin; 21 great grandchildren, Madeline Castle, Tyler Castle, Conner Castle, Jackson Smith, Makellen Donahou, Jordan Rogers, Shelby Pennington, Kannon Donahou, Samuel Smith, Kora Pennington, Brixton Rogers, Vance Rogers, Duke Pennington, Owen Rogers, Hines Prewitt, Peyton Rogers, Spencer Colvin, Maverick Rogers, Dillon Colvin, Lynden Rogers and Riley Colvin; and many more extended family and friends.
She is now reunited with her husband, Robert Jackson; her parents and her brothers, Jack Hines, Don Hines and Eric Nelson.
Mrs. Ruth requested all memorials be made to a favorite charity of your choice.
You may offer your condolences at www.ottandlee.com.