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Sarah Jackson

September 21, 1931 - June 27, 2024
Decatur, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
(800) 227-2345
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Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


It is with great sadness that the family of Sarah Jane Jackson announces her passing on June 27th, 2024, at age 92. Sarah was born on September 21, 1931, in Dowagiac, Michigan to Maurice and Blanche Adams.

Sarah and her husband John were married on March 27, 1954, becoming lifelong farmers in East Decatur. Spending over 70 years together, Sarah was a dedicated wife who valued family. With the never-ending farm work, Sarah would spend much of her time helping with the various chores on the farm as well as taking care of a growing young family. Sarah enjoyed family history, stamp collecting, as well as collecting dog figurines. Sarah and John were inseparable, often playing cards with family and friends as well as frequenting garage sales.

Sarah is survived by her two sons, Thomas (Cheryl) Jackson and Jerry (Cindy) Jackson; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Her husband John Jackson, preceded her in death in 2023. Her daughter, Toni (Dan) Benson, preceded her in death in 2013. Her family will hold a private memorial and burial later in her honor. If you would like to donate in Sarah's memory, please consider the American Cancer Society.

Celebrate Sarah's life online by sharing your favorite stories and photos on her dedicated webpage at BetzlerLifeStory. Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Homes, 60900 M40, Paw Paw (269) 657-3870.