OBITUARY

Jacqueline Irene Wilcox

May 8, 1933March 16, 2020
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Jacqueline “Jackie” Irene (Ferrie) Wilcox, 87, died on Monday, March 16, 2020 in her home in Kansas City, Missouri. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Mass will be held later this Spring. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Jackie was born on May 8, 1933 in Spirit Lake, Iowa the daughter of Raphael William and Naomi Margaret (Cummins) Ferrie. She was one of seven sisters “The Ferrie Girls”. During World War II the Ferrie family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where Jackie attended Immaculate Conception (IC) High School. At IC, she was involved with cheerleading squad for basketball both junior and senior year, school plays, yearbook club, senior class president, and Prom Queen and Sweetheart Queen for the all city “Keen Teen Club”.

Siblings celebrating their reunion with Jackie include Billy, Evelyn, Ruth, Kathy, and Patty. Her family finds comfort that Jackie has also been reunited with her son, Tom Wilcox, who passed away in August, 2019. She is survived by sisters Margaret Mary (Peggy) Rhoads and Arlene Duggan Maloney.

Jackie met the love of her life, John Garland Wilcox, in 5th grade, but did not start dating until their junior year. After high school, John joined the Navy and was assigned to the Battleship Missouri during the Korean Conflict. While on leave, he proposed to Jackie and they were married two weeks later August 23, 1952. Jackie and John celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this past August (2019).

Jackie was a stay at home mom to her six children until her youngest child went off to kindergarten; she and John purchased a dry-cleaning business which she ran until they moved to CA. Later, while living in KCMO, Jackie decided to pursue an accounting degree. When her second oldest son wanted to move closer to home and own his own pharmacy, Jackie changed her college plans and she and John invested in their son and Round Corner Pharmacy and Cheese Shoppe in Lawrence, KS where she took over the accounting duties.

As an empty nester, Jackie joined her husband on the golf course and became an avid golfer. She was active in the Ladies Golf Associations of Angel Fire Resort in NM, Shangri La in Grove, OK, and Liberty Hills Country Club in Liberty, MO. She taught her family to never stop pursuing the things you love and never stop learning.

To her six children Ron (Mary) Wilcox, Tom (LuAnn) Wilcox, Jim (Amy) Wilcox, Karen Downing, Lisa (Eric) Cross, and Patti (John) Shell, she was the gentle, quiet strength that guided them through life with faith, unprecedented patience, and humor. Jackie was lovingly known as “Golfing Grandma” to her 17 grandchildren and “Grandma Gigi” to her five great grandchildren.

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PATTI SHELL

October 8, 2020

The love between these two undeniable- many times he asked me to call our mother to pray with him.. and now they are re- united.

PATTI SHELL

October 8, 2020

50th anniversary... absolutly stunning... most beautiful woman Ive ever known... and even that was no match for her heart

Patti Shell (Wilcox)

October 6, 2020

A smile that could light up the sky

Jim Agne

April 2, 2020

We loved seeing all of the pictures of your mother with her beautiful smile and knowing the joy she brought to all. Nothing compares to the infectious smile of those Ferrie sisters to remind us how lucky we were to have them as mothers and as a reminder to keep passing on their smiles, joy and laughter to future generations. We are sorry for your loss. Prayers and love to all, Jim & Julie Agne

Ronald Wilcox

March 28, 2020

Mom was always leading all night poker games with the grandkids, long after all of the other adults had gone to bed.

Ronald Wilcox

March 28, 2020

An enduring love, joy and laughter. Mom could always convince Dad that he was in charge.

Ronald Wilcox

March 28, 2020

Time and time and time again at St Marys

Ronald Wilcox

March 28, 2020

When the nurse handed Joe over to Mom, she rocked him for a about a half an hour before she called the nurse back over to tell her that had missed his broken ribs. He did nothing but cry, but she was listening. When you talked to Mom she was always listening and remembering with a thoughtfulness that I can only aspire to. Love you, Mom.

Ronald Wilcox

March 28, 2020

An enduring love and joy

Patti Shell

March 22, 2020

Mom with my sweet Taylor

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Ferrie sisters

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First Communion

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Christmas @ Karen's House

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Naomi and Raphael Ferrie

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Ferrie Sisters

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