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Jacquelyn Joan Sterkenburg

1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Jacquelyn Joan Sterkenburg Obituary
Jacquelyn Joan Sterkenburg

AGE: 83 •

Jacquelyn Joan Sterkenburg, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, August 25, 2016. She was born in Columbia, PA in 1933 and spent the majority of her life in Lancaster, PA. Married for 63 years to her beloved husband, Joe, a U.S. Air Force retiree, Jackie also spent some years of her life in other states and in Germany for a period of time. Jackie and Joe moved to Pike Creek, DE about 11 years ago to be closer to family. Jackie was best known for her devotion to her family. She always had a twinkle in her eye, loving words and open arms to those around her. She had a passion for entertaining and hosting Red Rose Run after parties for over 20 years. Friends and family describe her as the life of the party, and newcomers say they felt like family the moment that they met her.

Jackie is survived by a large loving family who will continue to celebrate her spirit forever. Her husband, Joe, children: Joe, Scott, Lynn and Doug; and their spouses; 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Marilyn, wife of Richard Guyer, York, PA.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jackie's Memorial Service on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at The Groffs Family Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc, 528 W. Orange Street, (corner of Orange & Pine Sts.) Lancaster. The family will receive friends at The Groffs From 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Private interment. If desired, memorial contributions in Jackie's name may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711. Online condolences may be posted on our Website:
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 26, 2016
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