Adeline Joan (Golbeck) Jackson, Harvard, died March 31, 2016.
She was born in Chicago, and moved to McHenry in 1947 with her parents.
On May 24, 1952, she married Edward Jackson at St. Mary’s Church, McHenry.
She retired from Ameritech after 27 years and, during her career, was presented with the Theodore N. Vail award for her outstanding helpful action in an emergency.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband enjoyed traveling. She especially enjoyed her travels to Europe.
She was a gentle woman with a quiet disposition, but knew how to get things accomplished. In 2008, she was honored as a Catholic Woman of Inspiration for her involvement in the many different parish ministries at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harvard. She served on the first school board at St. Mary’s School, Woodstock. Over the years, she volunteered for several community organizations and other church ministries.
Survivors include a daughter, Geralynn (Dan) Wood, Harvard; a sister, Antoinette Veller; two brothers, Harold and Francis Golbeck; six sisters-in-law, Nancy, Helen, Doris and Mary Golbeck and Sandra and Glorice Jackson; many nieces and nephews; and granddogs Bentley, Dexter and Lily, who brought her joy and laughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband June 21, 2015; her parents; six brothers; and one sister.
The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, before the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 206 E. Front St., Harvard. Interment will be private.