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Elmo C. Jackson
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Elmo C. Jackson

Elmo C. Jackson, 93, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018.
He was born September 15, 1924 in Andrew County, Missouri to Samuel Gates and Rosa Lee (Van Meter) Jackson.
Elmo graduated from Union Star High School in 1942. He was a WWII Veteran of the Army Signal Corps. Elmo farmed, worked for CB&Q Railroad, Standard Electric Co. for 10 years, then later he owned and operated Jack’s Refrigeration & Appliance Service for 30 years.
He was a member of various organizations for 40 plus years, The Eagles Lodge, American Legion Post 359, Charity Zeredatha Lodge #189, Refrigeration Services Engineers Society (RSES) and The Jim Beam Bottle & Specialties Club.
As a child he was a member of the Union Star First Presbyterian Church & the Third Street Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph until it closed.
Elmo married Donna Faye Patterson, April 13, 1947. She preceded him in death May 19, 1985. He later married Alberta (Coats) Nester, December 13, 1986. She preceded him in death February 24, 2012.
He enjoyed hunting, bowling, roller skating and dancing. In his golden years he spent many hours visiting with his friends and playing cards at the Savannah Senior Citizens Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry Jackson; grandson, Scott Baker; step-son, Harold Nester; four brothers; and seven sisters.
Survivors include daughter, Elaine Baker (Ron); step-children, Carolyn Taylor (Donald), Marolyn Chavez (Tom), and Jerry Nester; 2 grandchildren, Dana DeSpain and Nelson Jackson; numerous step-grandchildren,great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to the Savannah Senior Citizens Center. Online guest book and obituary at

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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