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Ruth Jackman

Edna Ruth (Abel) Jackman, 92, of Shoals, passed away Feb. 8, 2022, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. She was born May 24, 1929, in Shoals, Indiana, to Frank Columbus and Mae (Mundy) Abel. She married Smith Dalton Jackman and he preceded her in death Nov. 29, 2001.

She graduated Shoals High School Class of 1947, graduated from Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute and later obtained her master's degree in education. She taught school in Decker, Springs Valley, Shoals, and several years in Washington.
Ms. Jackman was a member of the Shoals Christian Church where she was organist for many years, was a member of the Generations board, Delta Kappa Gamma, the Martin County Council on Aging. She was also formerly on the Shoals Library board.

She enjoyed traveling and took many family trips to Europe, loved playing the organ, sewing, tending her roses, cheering on the Purdue Boilermakers, bragging on her grandson, and doting on her dog, Molly.

Survivors include her children, Mark Jackman of Bloomington, Janie (Jim) Johnson of Shoals, and Matt (Liz) Jackman of Lansing, Michigan; one grandson, Dashiell Jackman; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Dalton; one brother, Lloyd York; and one sister, Lois York.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, at the Shoals Christian Church, with Pastor Mike Newland officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals. 
The family has made mask available for those who would feel more comfortable attending with one. 


Memorial contributions may be made to the Shoals Christian Church. 
The Queen-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.



From the WHS 1970 & 1971 Yearbooks: Ruth Jackman; Business Communication, Shorthand, Sponsor of F.T.A.

Indiana State University B.S. & M.S.

Ruth was recently awarded a red rose at the Delta Kappa Gamma get together on March 16, 2018, honoring her 56 years of membership. Former teachers Mary Fran (Roberts) Bennett and Pam Cardinal were also in attendance.

Here is the article from the WTH: https://www.washtimesherald.com/community/delta-kappa-gamma-get-together/article_1ea77870-9459-5dbf-aa84-46df33b26fbb.html