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Melba I. Jackson

Melba I. Jackson, 95, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, March 26, 2021, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Jackson was a 1943 graduate of West Union High School. She was manager at the Montgomery Ward Catalog office in Huntington. She was an office manager at Brennan Plumbing in Huntington and worked in food service for the Huntington County School Corporation for 17 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church and was a former member of Zion United Brethren Church for 60 years.

She was born on June 6, 1925, in Huntington, to Henry A. and Daisy Mae Howey Thorn. She married Gerald G. Jackson on Oct. 22, 1942, in Wabash. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Platt, of Huntington; two grandchildren, Ty (Brenda) Platt, of Huntington, and Polly (Dan) Grismore, of Fort Wayne; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Steven D. Platt.

Calling will take place on Friday, April 2, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel. A funeral service will immediately follow the calling.  Those in attendance are asked to follow CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing.

Interment will be at the Zion Cemetery.

Memorials may be made out to College Park United Brethren Church, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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