Blanche V. Jackson

Blanche V. Jackson, 82, of East Rochester, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in the Great Trail Care Center.

She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Colfax, W.Va. to Charles and Velma (French) Hoffmaster. She retired from the Minerva Convalescent Center where she had worked as a cook for 20 years. She graduated from East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va. in 1948, and was a member of the East Rochester United Methodist Church where she had sung in the choir.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Earl Jackson, whom she married Oct. 27, 1951; four sons, Bob (Brenda) Jackson of Canton, Steve (Amy) Jackson of Louisville, Dave (Diane) Jackson of Canton, and Ed (Marilyn) Jackson of Minerva; two brothers, Charles Hoffmaster of Ridgeley, W.Va. and Albert Hoffmaster of Fairmont, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a sister, Clara E. Burns.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 28, at noon in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva, with Mr. Dale Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Trail Care Center Activity Fund. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

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