Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Roberta Lee "Bobbie" Jackson, 76, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in Aurora Nursing Center, Aurora.

She was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Union City, Mich., the daughter of Otto L. and Florence Henrietta (Bennett) Colby, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were one brother; three sisters; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include: four sons, William L. Benbrook and his wife, Kim, of Monett, Jerry R. Benbrook, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Virginia Beach, Va., Mark E. George, of Shell Knob, and Adrian J. George, II and his wife, Jennifer, of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Margaret Haskins, of Battle Creek, Mich., Maryann Ellioff of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Mary Elizabeth Hampshire of Ontario, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She received her elementary education in and around Battle Creek, Mich., junior high and part of high school in California and then moved to an Army Base at Kaiserslautern, Germany, and graduated from American High School there in 1954. For many years, she worked as a waitress and a school bus driver of American Military Buses for the Civil Service in Germany. In 1975, she moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, where she met and married the late Thomas Fenton. She was a member of Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob and was very active in SOLO'S.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Barry Fielder and Chaplain Jack Betts will conduct the services.

Contributions may be made to Central Community United Methodist Church in her memory.

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