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Jacqueline l. MetzgerJacqueline L. Metzger "Jackie" Nee: Carpenter Age 85, passed away April 4, 2013 after a long illness. Born March 17, 1928. She is survived by her two daughters Cathy (Greg) DuBois of Joliet and Cheryl (Paul) Callighan of DeKalb, IL; six grandchildren Lisa (Eric) Furto, Jennifer (Jason) Dimer, Bryce Callighan, Shaun (Julia) Callighan, Leslie (Blake) Mitcham and Christopher DuBois. Jackie was the proud Great Grandmother of Brianna and Ashlyn. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Bill Metzger. Her parents Olive and Jesse Carpenter, and her sister Joyce (Carpenter) Anderson. Jackie worked at Kline's Department Store and as a window dresser for the Boston Store. She was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church, serving on many boards and committees throughout the years. She served as PTA president at Raynor Park School. Jackie and Bill travelled the world together visiting all 50 states and many foreign countries. She was devoted to her family and was a constant presence in their lives. The family wishes to thank the staff at Senior Star at Weber Place, Joliet Area Community Hospice, and Christian Angel Network caregivers, Jamie and Maria, for their loving and compassionate care. Visitation will be Sunday April 7, 2013 from 3-8 p.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Rd, Joliet. Funeral Service will be held Monday April 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon. Interment following at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Alzheimers Assocation.
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