Virginia R. Silverthorn Jackson, age 93, formerly of Lake City, died Monday, February 11, 2013 at Fairview Manor. Virginia was born September 8, 1919 in Girard Twp. a daughter of the late Roa and Lou Bax Silverthorn. She graduated from the Rice Avenue Union High School in 1938 and married Bill Jackson in 1940. She loved her flower garden, watching birds, and baking. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy as she spoke of them often. She did work with Bill to get Jackburn Mfg. on its feet for several years, but was most comfortable at her home on Elk Street. She was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church where she served on the Women's Society, helped with countless dinners and shared in the care of a disabled church member for years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Jackson on October 29, 2005, and also by a brother Clarence Silverthorn. She is survived by her children; Rodney Jackson (Blodwyn) of Lake City; Elaine Jones (Kim) of Mantua, Ohio; David Jackson (Linda) of Conneaut, Ohio; sister, Flora Rice of Albion; brother, Robert Silverthorn of Niles, Ohio; grandchildren Andrew Jackson, Dr. Ellen Strobel (Brian), Rebecca Hysing (Andrew), Brian Jones (Mandy), Robert Jones (Nicole), Dr. Erin Donley (Dr. Chad Donley), Kelly Jackson and fiancé Andrew Miller; great-grandchildren; Isabel Hysing, Gavin Hysing, Jackson Jones, Samuel Jones, Caroline Strobel, Parker Strobel and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Edder Funeral Home, 309 Main St. East, Girard and are invited to attend services there on Friday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Brock Beveridge officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie City Mission, 1023 French St., Erie, PA. 16501. Condolences may be sent by visiting edderfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 13, 2013