Ruthie Jackson


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Posted Online: Jan. 18, 2013, 5:23 pm
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Services for Ruthie J. Jackson, 75, of Rock Island, are noon Tuesday at Orr's Mortuary, Rock Island, with visitation 11 a.m. to services. Burial is at Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport.
She died Jan. 13, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
She was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Preston, Miss., to Van and Sadie Jackson.
Survivors include her children, Anita Farmer, Albert and Jerry Jackson, all of Rock Island; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Rudolph, and her parents.













 



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