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Melba I. Jackson

June 6, 1925March 26, 2021
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Melba I. Jackson, 95 of Huntington passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Melba was a 1943 graduate of West Union High School. She was manager at the Montgomery Ward Catalog office in Huntington, office manager at Brennan Plumbing in Huntington, and worked in food service for the Huntington County School Corporation for 17 years, retiring in 1987. Melba was a member of College Park United Brethren Church and was a former member of Zion United Brethren Church for 60 years. She enjoyed horse shows, gardening, traveling and following her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.

Melba was born on June 6, 1925 in Huntington, the daughter of the late Henry A. and Daisy Mae (Howey) Thorn.

She was united in marriage to Gerald G. Jackson on October 22, 1942 in Wabash. Gerald preceded her in death on February 24, 1989.

Survivors include a daughter: Peggy Platt of Huntington; two grandchildren: Ty (Brenda) Platt of Huntington; Polly (Dan) Grismore of Fort Wayne; four great grandchildren: Kyle (Carley) Platt, Konner Platt, Kalee Platt and Abbigail (Devin) Throop.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Clayton Thorn; three sisters: Retta Smith, Doris Opal Murray, Ruth Crago and a son-in-law: Steven D. Platt.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. Funeral service will follow visitation at 3:00 pm. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for Mask’s, Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

Interment will be at the Zion Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to College Park United Brethren Church in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Platt, Daughter
  • Ty & Brenda Platt, Grandson and Wife
  • Polly & Dan Grismore, Granddaughter and Husband
  • Kyle & Carley Platt, Great Grandson and Wife
  • Konner Platt, Great Grandson
  • Kalee Platt, Great Granddaughter
  • Abbigail & Devin Throop, Great Granddaughter and Husband
  • Henry A. & Daisy Mae (Howey) Thorn, Parents (deceased)
  • Clayton Thorn, Brother (deceased)
  • Retta Smith, Sister (deceased)
  • Doris Opal Murray, Sister (deceased)
  • Ruth Crago, Sister (deceased)
  • Steven D. Platt, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ty Platt
  • Kyle Platt
  • Konner Platt
  • Dan Grismore
  • Devin Throop
  • John Murray
  • DONATIONS

  • College Park United Brethren Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Interment

    Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories

Melba I. Jackson

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Mary Towne

April 1, 2021

Your family is in my prayers. Evan and I enjoyed our time with Melba in our Sunday School Class.

Sincerely,

Mary Towne

Bruce Myers

March 31, 2021

Peggy,
I remember first meeting you and your Mom when your Dad passed away. I saw her several times at the Heritage and she was always cheerful and her smile was infectious. It's been a difficult past 6 weeks for you and the entire family. My prayers are with you Ty, Polly and all the grandchildren. Steve and your Mom are celebrating the best Easter ever. We know we will see them all again. Melba lived a long life and was fortunate to see and be there for many family events. We serve a wonderful Lord and he never leaves us. Will continue to keep all of you in my prayers during these difficult times.
Bruce Myers

Linda Bueker

March 29, 2021

I enjoy talking to melba when I would come to nursing home to see my mom wilma Meyer. She always had a smile.

Rebekah Coffey

March 28, 2021

I met Melba in 2009 through an Adopted Grandparent program in college. She became family to me and a true “grandma.” She had a strong faith and loved her family SO much...& Huntington University basketball. I was so blessed by her hugs, love and friendship. God knew what He was doing pairing two chocolate lovers together. Praying for you all!

Patty Burnworth

March 28, 2021

Melba is such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her when visiting with my mother Hope Worster. She will be missed. Prayes and thoughts for your family.

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