Vivian (Grate) Jackson

Born: Wed., Feb. 23, 1927
Died: Wed., Oct. 28, 2015


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 01, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 01, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Vivian Jackson, 88, Oblong, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday October 28, 2015. She was residing at Newton Rest Haven in Newton, IL.

Vivian was born on February 23, 1927 in Chariton, Iowa and was the daughter of Harold Cleo Grate and Anna (Kline) Grate. On March 18, 1946 in St. Bernard Parish in the State of Louisiana, she married John Curtis Jackson who preceded her in death on January 21, 1977.

Vivian worked for the telephone company at age 17 and then worked for a dry cleaners; she was a homemaker and came from the big city and became a very proud farm wife. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL. Vivian enjoyed quilting, sewing and gardening.

Vivian is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Danny and Lila Jackson of Oblong, IL; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law Missy and Todd Kessler of Oblong, IL and Julie Jackson of Oblong, IL; two great grandchildren Tyler Kessler and Roxanne Kessler both of Oblong, IL; brother and sister-in-law Johnny and Dorothy Grate of Missouri; sister Anna Mae and nieces and nephews.

Vivian is preceded in death by her parents; husband John C. Jackson; sister and brother-in-law Bernice and Larry Lary and a brother and sister-in-law Harlan and Mavis Grate.

A Celebration of Vivian’s Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday November 1, 2015 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow next to her husband in Oblong Cemetery. A gathering of friends and family will be held Sunday from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to First Christian Church, Oblong or Oblong Children’s Christian Home. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Susan LaFayette
   Posted Thu October 29, 2015

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Charles and Susan LaFayette - Bellevue, NE.

Aunt Vivian - your kindness and lovely smile will be missing. Your loving nature touched so many of us. With our love - Charles and Susan (Grate) LaFayette - Niece/Husband - Janice (LaFayette) Armbrust and Gary LaFayette - Great Niece/Nephew - Grace, Faith, Maile, Brooke and Tyler - Great Great Nieces/Nephew


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