Bobbie Jackson

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Roberta Lee "Bobbie" Jackson, 76, of Shell Knob, Mo., passed away Thursday, Aug, 2, 2012.

She was born Oct. 19, 1935, in Union City, Mich., the daughter of Otto L. and Florence Henrietta (Bennett) Colby.

Surviving are four sons, William L. Benbrook and his wife, Kim, of Monett, Mo., Jerry R. Benbrook Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, 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; six great-grandchildren and a special niece, Patricia Oudieng of Dalton, Mich.

Bobbie, as most people knew her, received her elementary education in and around Battle Creek, Mich, junior high and part of high school in California, and then she 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 in various cities and then became 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.

Bobbie resided in Monett, Mo., from 1991 until 2005, when she moved to Shell Knob to make her home.

She was a member of Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.

Some of her favorite pastimes were counted cross-stitch, reading, crocheting and fishing.

Services were held Thursday, Aug.9, at Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

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

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