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Jacqueline Held Obituary
Held, Jacqueline
Jacqueline (Jackie) Held, 85 of Tolleson, AZ passed away peacefully on May 10, 2016. She was born on March 7, 1931 in Hartville, Ohio. Jackie entered nursing school at Massillon City Hospital in 1949 with ambitions to become a polio nurse. She graduated in May, 1952 and began her career in Pediatrics. Jackie retired from her position as Assistant Administrator at the Massillon State Hospital Geriatric Center. She continued to be active in Nursing, serving as Executive Director for the Ohio Chapter Myasthenia Gravis Foundation for 35 years. Jackie married Jerome (Jerry) Held August 29, 1953. They raised 4 children together and also served the Catholic Service League as foster parents, taking care of over 30 other children. Jackie and Jerry enjoyed 60 years of marriage up until Jerry's death in 2012. Jackie is survived by her children: Mick (m: Rod) Janzen of Scottsdale, AZ; Gary (m: Nancy) Held of Goodyear, AZ; Terri (m:Dave) Barkman of Massillon, Ohio; and Patti Held of Massillon, Ohio; grandchildren: Jaime (m: Ross) Siersma, Bryan Held, Brent (m: Amanda) Held, Casey Barkman, and Corey Barkman; and great-grandchildren: Nico, Jerry and Brigita. Funeral services will be held on May 21, 2016. A graveside service will begin at 10 AM with visitation one hour prior at Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4041 E. Phelps Rd. Phoenix, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 17, 2016
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