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Peggy Ilene (Nicholson) Jackson

Peggy Ilene (Nicholson) Jackson, a Miami resident, died Wednesday, October 27, 2004 in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 71. She was born May 24, 1933 in Henryetta to Roy Evan and Helen Mae (Willits) Nicholson. She married Donald Joseph Jackson on March 7, 1952 in Henryetta. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2000. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Dorothy Brandon and Alice Capps.

Mrs. Jackson graduated from NEO A&M Jr. College in Miami, received a BS Degree in Elementary Education from Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, and a Masterís Degree from Pittsburg State College, Pittsburg, Kansas. She taught in the Miami Public School System from 1971 until 1992 at Washington and Wilson Elementary Schools. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Miami, Kappa Kappa Iota, an inactive member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter DR and a former Girl Scout Leader.

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Jamie and Mickey Wilson of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Ann and Tom Cordell, Jr. of Chickasha and Jennifer and Chuck Sharp of Double Oak, Texas, two brothers, Don E. Nicholson of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Wilbur L. "Bill" Nicholson of Jupiter, Florida, a sister, Inez Johnson of Kennewick, Washington, seven grandchildren, Cade Michael Wilson, Bradley James Wilson, Steven Scott Wilson, Michael Thomas Cordell, Scott Evan Cordell, Susan Elizabeth Sharp and Charles Jackson Sharp, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing for Mrs. Jackson will be Sunday, October 31, 2004 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. at the Rogers Funeral Home Chapel, 1302 W. Main, Henryetta. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2004 at Westlawn Cemetery in Henryetta. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Miami with the Reverend Charles W. Horton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Miami, the American Cancer Society and the Miami Public School Enrichment Foundation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, 303 E. 7th Street, Okmulgee, OK, 74447.