Jo Ellen Jackson (1936 - 2016)

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Jo Ellen (Craig) Jackson, 79, loving mother of Nicole (Jackson) Angst, died Tuesday, April 5 in Frankfort, Ky.

Jo Ellen was born June 27, 1936 and raised in West Liberty, Ohio. She graduated from Stephens College, where she was a Prince of Wales Club member; and graduated from the University of Missouri (B.A.), where she was a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority member. She received a master's degree from the University of Louisville.

She ran the family business, Craig's Coal Yard and Elevator for 21 years. Jo Ellen later worked as a Realtor at Semonin Realtors. In recent years she had resided in Simpsonville, Ky.

She is survived by daughter Nicole (Frank), grandson Andrew, and sister Janet Lou Dete (John). Preceding Jo Ellen in death were parents John and Alice Craig.

Jo Ellen loved to travel, and shared a love of horses with her daughter. In recent years Jo Ellen loved visiting her grandson, who has inherited an independent spirit from his grandmother. Jo Ellen also enjoyed spending time with her dogs Daisy and Sweet Pea.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate Jo Ellen's life from 1 to 5 p.m. (anytime), Saturday, June 18 in Frankfort at the residence of Nicole and Frank Angst.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to Hospice of the Bluegrass, Kentucky Humane Society, and the .

Arrangements are under the direction of HARROD BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared via the online guest book at

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Harrod Brothers Funeral Home
312 Washington Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 227-4526
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Published in Weekly Currents from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2016
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