MARION — Phyllis Sue (Kobler) Jackson, 78, passed away at 8:01 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Parkway Manor in the company of her family.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Jackson, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage; her son, Deron; his wife, Jonty and son, Ezekiel; her daughter, Dawn Ellen; her sister, Beverly Milner and brother-in-law, Burkett Milner; nephews, Jim Jackson and wife, Arlene, Brent Milner and wife, Mimi, Dale Ratermann; nieces, Deborah Houy, Jacqueline Nielson and husband, Roger, and Martina Ragain and husband, Scott. Great-nieces and nephews include Nick Houy, Emily Kincaid, Scott Hunt, Eric Nielson, Carolyn Duranowski, Danielle Jackson, Luke Ragain, Ben Ragain, Nathan Ragain, Beck Milner, Piper Milner, and Scout Milner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Dimple Kobler; and her brother, R. Dale Kobler.
Phyllis was a lifelong member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion where she devoted many years of service.
Her professional career was as a teacher both in the Marion school system and at John A. Logan College. In 2000 she was honored as the recipient of the College's Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
Services to celebrate Phyllis' life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, in Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion, with the Revs. Jim Slone and Lance Leeds officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 3, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the church.
Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.
For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson's Foundation or Aldersgate Church.