Meadville Tribune

June 11, 2013

Barbara H. Filegar Jackson


MEADVILLE — Barbara H. Filegar Jackson, 76, of Meadville, lost her 13-month battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Marquette House, with her daughters by her side.

She was born July 28, 1936, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Lewis and Gertrude Soyka Filegar.

After graduation from high school, Barbara was a legal secretary for attorney Victor Miceli. She retired from Talon, Plant 7, after many years of service.

She enjoyed the spring time, working and taking care of her gardens and especially loved her family and her dogs.

Barbara is survived by two daughters, Cathy Hall of Meadville and Cheryl Jackson of Meadville; a son, Steven Jackson and his wife, Diane, of Rockingham, N.C.; five grandchildren, Joshua Hall, Alexis Hall, Kari Jackson, Allison Jackson and Daniel Jackson; a brother that she looked up to and adored, John Q. Filegar and his wife, Marge, of Meadville; two nieces, Pam Cronin of Meadville and Brenda Jones of Erie; two nephews, Mark Filegar of the Meadville area and Donny Jackson of Erie; close cousin and dear friend, Linda Twiford of Saegertown; and cousin, Don Filegar of Denver, Colo.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her former husband and long-time friend, Ronald Luman Jackson, who died, April 29, 2013; and an infant son, Daniel Jackson.

There will be no calling hours and the memorial service will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements are being handled by Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.