Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Obituary - Jacqueline L. "Jacki" Jackson-Hageman

A celebration of life for Jacki will be held beginning at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2022 at Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, MO. Visitation will precede the service from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Officiating at the service will be Pastor Rob Wood and Pastor Linda Wansing. Inurnment will be in the Lowry City Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be given to Heartland Hospice.

Jacqueline (Jacki) Lee Jackson Hageman, 80, of Appleton City, Missouri, died April 5, 2022 at Ellet Memorial Hospital after a two-year struggle with the lingering effects of Covid-19.

Her daddy's cupid, Jacki was born February 14, 1942, in Warrensburg, Missouri, to Mamie Lorraine Hackler and Jack Sawyer. Her father was a newspaper man and the family moved often when she was growing up. She attended school in Crane, Missouri and Clinton, Missouri, before the family moved to Appleton City where Jacki sometimes worked at the Appleton City Journal with her family. 

She graduated from Appleton City High School in 1960 and went to work for the local dentist, Dr. Stout, where she met her future husband, Edward L. Jackson of Lowry City, Missouri They were married May 27, 1961 and had two children, Claudia Lee Jackson and Shaun Edward Jackson.

As a young mother she provided childcare from home before going to work for the Grandview, Missouri, School District, first as a teacher's aide and then as the secretary at Meadowmere Elementary. Always involved in the local community, she was a PTA leader, Girl Scout leader, little league mom/scorekeeper, poll worker and election judge, and ran several square dance clubs with her husband Eddie. 

After his death, she married Kenneth Wayne Hageman of Kansas City, Kansas, on September 15, 1985. They moved south to Kimberling City, Missouri, and Jacki began her second career at Silver Dollar City where she worked in several departments including the blacksmith shop, the mercantile and quilt shop and was an active member of the local Red Hat Society. After Kenneth's death and her retirement from the city, she returned to Appleton City. "Miss Jacki," as she was known in town, was an avid reader and enjoyed her book group, her Kansas City Chiefs, the garden club, participating on the board of directors at the Appleton City Senior Housing complex, where she resided, spending time with her friends and her lunch date excursions with friend Ron Hargrave.

Survivors include her children: Claudia (Patrick Horvath) Jackson of Edwards, Missouri, Shaun (Kim) Jackson of Independence, Missouri, Sheryl (Jeff) McReynolds of Strafford, Missouri and Kevin Hageman of Lebanon, Missouri; her sister, Judy Wood of Joplin, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Sawyer of Mt. Vernon, Missouri; grandchildren, Caleb Jackson-Boys, Evan Jackson-Boys, Dwayne (Daniel) Oberbeck-Rios, Josh Oberbeck and Jeff Hannah; great-grandchildren, Owen, Toryn, Beckham and Taylor; and three generations of nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husbands, brother Michael J. Sawyer, and brother-in-law Jerry Wood.

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