Jackie Callahan

March 22, 1931May 15, 2018

Mary Jacqueline “Jackie” Callahan (nee Koon) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 15, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

She was preceded to Heaven by her beloved husband Thomas Eugene Callahan, babies Joseph Patrick and Jane Marie Callahan, parents Beatrice (nee Powers) and Bernard Thomas Koon, and her brother Thomas Koon. Survived by her son James (Gayle Vincent) Callahan of Houston TX, daughter Mary (Sam Porterfield) Callahan of Kingsport TN, and grandsons Steven and Michael Callahan of Houston TX.

Jackie loved the Catholic Church and teaching 5th and 6th graders in CCD for many years. She received her Masters in Education from St. Louis University and was always a proud defender of proper grammar, reaching out and helping adults achieve GEDs.

Visitation Saturday, May 26, 10:30am at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, 401 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 63131 with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Purple Heart Foundation or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-St. Louis are greatly appreciated.


  • Bernard Thomas Koon, Father
  • Beatrice Powers Koon, Mother
  • Thomas Eugene Callahan, Husband
  • James T. (Gayle Vincent) Callahan, Son
  • Mary J. (Sam Porterfield) Callahan, Daughter
  • Infant Joseph Patrick Callahan, Son
  • Infant Jane Marie Callahan, Daughter
  • Steven Callahan, Grandson
  • Michael Callahan, Grandson

  • Steven Callahan, Grandson
  • Michael Callahan, Grandson
  • Tom Koon, Nephew
  • Chris Koon, Nephew
  • Greg Powers, Godson
  • Doug Callahan, Cousin


  • Visitation Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Rite of Committal Saturday, May 26, 2018

Jackie Callahan

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Amy Raihill

May 25, 2018

I pray for the family the blessing of the peace that comes from the knowledge that both of your parents are now one with God, reunited with each other and with loved ones who preceded them in death.

Someday soon I hope that the many great memories of youth and health and love and joy fill your hearts and bring a smile through your sadness.

Illness and death are defeated. In His Name, Amen

Beth Michalec(Koon)

May 18, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss!! The best memories I have of Aunt Jackie are her beautiful personality and her laugh!! She will be missed!