Barbara Jo Schickedanz, nee Jackson, 67, of Sun City Center, Fla., formerly of Marissa, Ill., born April 6, 1949, in Belleville, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, after a courageous 17 year battle with cancer.
She received a degree in education from Sangamon State College and later received a professional secretarial degree. She worked as a legal secretary and office administrator for several law firms in the St. Louis Metro area. After "retiring" to Florida she became involved with many local organizations, including her local home association, where she served as president for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer "Stonewall" Jackson and Virginia, nee Mellon, Jackson.
Surviving are her loving husband of 46 years, Allan; a son, Stephen (Tanya) of Maplewood, Mo.; a daughter, Dayna (Jeanna) of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Jan (Dennis) Morgan of Lake Ozark, Mo.; a brother Elmer "Skeets" (Nina) Jackson of Granite City, Ill.; grandchildren, Maya, Ian, Teagan, Cameron, and Quinn; nieces, Michele Mogan-Mohr and Kimberly Morgan-Mueller; as well as numerous dear friends in Central and Southern Illinois and Sun City Center, Fla.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the medical staff of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, Lifepath Hospice, and the American Renal Dialysis Center for their special care and compassion over many years.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, Fla. 33767, or the charity of your choosing in Barbara's name. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, Ill.
Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating. Interment at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, Ill.
HEIL-SCHUESSLER FUNERAL HOME in Marissa, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 3, 2016