Peggy Anne Jackson
May 29, 1927 – February 15, 2018
Peggy Anne (Clower) Jackson, 90, of Liberty, Missouri passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Peggy was born in Grayson, Missouri on May 29, 1927, the youngest of six children, to Eli Clower and Lucy Ellen King. She was a 1945 graduate of Lathrop High School, Lathrop, Missouri. After high school, being a strong, fiercely independent, and career driven woman, Peggy went to work for the Motion Pictures Film Distribution Industry as a District Clerk with Paramount Pictures. While at Paramount, she met her future second husband, Bob Jackson whom she married in May of 1955. For the next 20 years, she continued in this field working with such companies as Universal Studios, MGM, and United Artist. She served in the capacity as a Box Office Stenographer/Secretary, Contract Clerk, and District Manager. In 1955, while still working full-time, Peggy attended night classes at the Dickinson Secretarial School where she honed her skills at typing, short-hand, and IBM keypunch. Those skills later served her well as the Planning Statistical Clerk for the Corn Products Company. In her golden years, Peggy was a tax-preparer and worked for the Clay County Election Board. If you asked Peggy what her favorite job was going through life, she would tell you it was when she worked in the men's clothing department for Rothchild's at 10th and Main in Kansas City, Missouri, which she did for a short time after high school. Her reasoning behind this answer was because, "Men know what they want. They come in, pick it out, purchase it, and are gone. Women on the other hand, can never make a decision and it would take me hours to clean up the dressing rooms, rehang and size the clothing, and place them back on the racks." Peggy had a competitive side. In her younger years, she was always in school plays, was a cheerleader for the Lathrop Mules sports team, loved to bowl and dance. Later in life, she loved playing games with her grandchildren and daughter. If you sat down at her kitchen table, you better believe that you were playing cards with her. She was an avid reader of romance novels and also suspense novels by Tom Clancy. Peggy enjoyed hand-quilting as well. One of her daughter's most cherished gifts was the quilt Peggy made her for Christmas. She couldn't teach her granddaughters how to quilt by hand, but she did teach Michelle how to prepare her own taxes, which she still does to this day. Peggy push-mowed her own lawn until she was 84. Her daughter Joy often teased her of harboring a goat somewhere on the premises, as there was nary a weed along her fence rows. She would spend summer mornings in her yard pulling weeds until it was lunch time. She loved being outdoors. To Peggy, less was always more. If something didn't serve a purpose, you didn't need it. Like her father before her, Peggy never played a musical instrument, nor had a collection of anything under glass. The one thing she did have, was a lifetime of memories which she documented in her large library of scrapbooks dating back to 1934. To Peggy, memories were worth more than gold. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bob; three brothers, Jesse, Hoover, and Clark Clower; two sisters, Nellie Turner, and Frances Wilson; one step-daughter, Sandy Shea. She leaves behind her daughters, Linda Wilson, Joy (Bill) Tuck, Paula Revare; grandchildren, Michelle, Robert, Lisi, Lindy, Sean, Geoff, and Ryan to cherish her memory. A celebration of Peggy's life was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home. Peggy was privately laid to rest in Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, Missouri.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Peggy Anne Jackson
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February 23, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 20, 2018
Paula, I know how much you cared about your mother and are so sad for her passing. I am sorry I did not know her. May you and your family find comfort together as you remember the good times of her life. Godspeed to you Peggy!
February 19, 2018
To Joyce Tuck and family: You have my condolences. Praying for you and the family. May your mother rest in peace.