Cheryl Eileen Jackson

Cheryl Eileen Jackson was born June 14, 1945 to Herman and Betty Lake Kidd in Manhattan, Kansas.  She was later adopted by her Stepfather Ladd Keefover and grew up in Manhattan, Clay Center and Topeka where she graduated from Highland Park High School in 1963.  Cheryl and Robert E. Jackson were married July 4, 1964 in Topeka where they lived until late 1968 when they moved to Harveyville, Kansas, their home the last fifty years.  She was elected to the Harveyville City Council and held a variety of jobs with her favorite being at Auburn Animal Clinic.  Cheryl treasured the time she spent with her husband, children and grandchildren, extended family and friends and was an adoring and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  She usually had a garden and enjoyed being outdoors, but loved to play games, especially Scrabble and Canasta.

Cheryl passed away at Midland Hospice House November 7, 2018.  She is survived by her husband Bob, sons Tim and Steve and his wife Carole, daughter Diana and her partner Shane DiPasquale; grandchildren Tyi, Chase, Breanna, Hunter, Colton, Mackenze and Connor; great grandchildren Ryker, Claire and Caroline; siblings Diana Lauer and husband John, Robert Keefover and wife Jane, and Jeffrey Rickson.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm December 1, 2018 at Harveyville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606 or Helping Hands Humane Shelter, 5720 SW 21st Street, Topeka, Kansas 66604.

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss,I hope you find comfort in knowing the Bible assures us that when we die we are resting peacefully until his resurrection. We all await the promise held out in Revelation 21: 3 & 4 which tells us that soon no more pain, suffering or death, what a wonderful hope. But until then I hope your many memories of Cheryl will bring you joy.

  2. Bob and family: please accept our sincere condolences in the lost of Cheryl. While I don’t recall meeting Cheryl, I know she must have been a great wife for 54 years putting up with you tracking that horseshoe clay into the house.

  3. I am so sorry, Bob,Tim,Bink,and Diana. We had so many good times together, she taught me not only to play scrabble to drink coffee. She lives one heck of a woman we had so many shopping trips to Topeka. I remember one in particular that had to do with the parking garage but she’s probably looking down on me saying shhhh! But whatever we did it always ended in a Scrabble game.,either at her house or my house and coffee pot was always on. I gave her my recipe and showers d her how to make cinnamon rolls, and she made them for her family. I remember Brook just a little girl, sitting in her highchair and she asked Cheryl for another bone. I cherish these moments with Cheryl, and I smile . She was a wonderful woman and I’m sorry for our loss.

  4. Sincere condolences for the family. Cheryl was a great gal and wonderful neighbor. Always thinking of others. Her smile and contagious laugh won’t be forgotten.

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