Josephine Bumgardner Jackson, 88, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 12:12 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash, Ind.
She was born at Kewanee, Pike County, Ky., to Robert and Virgie (Ray) Justice. On May 29, 1945, she married F. Monroe Bumgardner. He passed away May 24, 1986. On Jan. 23, 1988, she married Clint Jackson. He died June 15, 2008.
Josephine was a homemaker and was employed for 27 years at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, first on the sewing line and later as a night supervisor. She was an avid doll collector and enjoyed watching TV with her special canine friend, Mattie.
She is survived by a son: George (Kathy) Bumgardner, Houston, Texas; two daughters: Virginia (Herbert) Gunter, North Manchester; and Sheila (Randy) Frederick, North Manchester; three grandchildren: Jeffrey (Jennifer) Gunter, Eyota, Mont.; Michelle (Randy) Glover, North Manchester; and Kimberly Frederick, Huntington, Ind; two stepsons: Roger Douglas, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Timothy (Kathy) Jackson, Laketon, Ind.; two stepdaughters: Glenda (Richard) Short, Virginia; Sharon (Darrell) Hopkins, North Manchester; sister: Jacqueline Hamilton, Wellston, Ohio; 15 step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her daughter: Palma Rose Bumgardner; one grandson: Jeremy Layne Gunte; three brothers; five sisters; one stepson; and one step-granddaughter.
Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 SR 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at McKee Mortuary. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. An additional visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, from at J.W. Call and Son Funeral Home, 703 Hambley Blvd., Pikeville, KY. Entombment will be at Johnson Memorial Mausoleum, Pikeville.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Josephine, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeremy L. Gunter Children’s Cancer Fund c/o Community Foundation of Morgan County, 56 N. Main Street, Martinsville, IN 46151.