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Betty J. Jaco, 78, of Jackson passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Jackson, daughter of Roscoe and Elsie Mae Brown Clifton. She and Claude "Gene" Jaco were married June 30, 1951.
Betty had worked at the former Jackson shoe factory, and at J.C. Penney in Cape Girardeau. She enjoyed collecting antique dolls and glassware. She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson more than 60 years.
Loving survivors include her husband of 61 years; a daughter, Deborah (Mel) Pohlman of Peoria, Ill.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey (Dorothy) Pohlman of New York City, David (Julia) Pohlman of Chicago; four great-grandchildren, Claire, Frederick, Blake and Carter Pohlman; a brother, John (Debbie) Clifton of Cape Girardeau; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Thiele, Mary Lou Hughey and Margaret Niswonger.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 26 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10004, or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Sympathy messages may be sent to the family online at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.