Edith Elda (Ingleright) Jackson, 96, was received into heaven Oct. 8, 2013. 

She was born in Rising City, Neb., on Dec. 26, 1916, the third daughter of five girls born to Clayton Edward and Helena Anna (Schultz) Ingleright. Edith moved to Neosho, with her sister, Frances and husband Ernie Fish, who was stationed at Camp Crowder during World War II.  She worked at Camp Crowder through the war, as an overseas telephone operator, and then went to work for the telephone company in Neosho after the war. 

Following a stint at the local garment factory in Neosho, Edith met and married Joe W. Jackson on Dec. 12, 1947, and divorced in 1968. 

After being a stay at home mother for several years, she took a part time job with JC Penney on the Neosho Square and then worked as the manager of Ernie Williamson Music House in Neosho for 17 years, before retiring to help raise her grandchildren. 

Three of her four sisters preceded her in death; Esther Edna Raitt and Alice Alliene Lott both of Nebraska, and Lucille Louise Crumbliss, Kirkwood, Mo. 

Her next youngest sister, Frances Fern Fish, 94, resides in David City, Neb. In addition to her sister, Edith leaves behind her son, Thomas Lynn Jackson and wife Carolyn, Neosho; and daughter, Michelle Ann (Jackson) Arnold-Yeager, Joplin; as well as five grandchildren; Tami Lynn (Jackson) Tate and husband, Kenny, Sand Springs, Okla., Bennett Paul Hasty, and wife, Sandra, Olathe, Kan., Thomas Wayne (TJ) Jackson and wife, Kristin, Anderson, Michael Travis Arnold-Yeager, Joplin, and Dan Hart, Neosho; and 13 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deidre Hart Disch. 

As per Edith’s wishes. she has been taken for cremation and there will be no services. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City. 

Visit www.simpsonfh.com for online condolences.