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Viva E. Jackson
Mrs. Viva Jackson, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died Friday at the Methodist Old Folks Home 
at Lawrenceville, Ill., at the age of 86 years, six months and 24 days.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Sunday at the First Methodist Church in this city, of 
which she was a member, with the Rev. Dale Harmon officiating.  Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.  
The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 7:00 pm today.  At noon 
Sunday the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Jackson was born Aug. 23, 1874 in Marion, the daughter of John and Amanda (Carson) Stephenson.
She was married to the Rev. Marion Jackson, who organized the Epworth Methodist Church in this city.  
He preceded her in death July 26, 1942.
Survivors include four sons, William Lee Jackson of Joliet, David E. Jackson of Chicago, 
Marion Bond Jackson of El Salvador, Central America, and Robert G. Jackson, living in France; 
three daughters, Mrs. Mary Andrews of St. Louis, Martha Elizabeth Jackson and Dorothy Alice Jackson, 
both of New York; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Eade of Nashville, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and seven 

Date: 3-17-1961
Submitted by; Ken Richardson

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