Oma P. Jackson

Oma Pearl Jackson (Shepard), 53, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 18, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 19, 1959, in Wood County, a daughter of James Franklin Jackson of Illinois and Rosella Riggs of Parkersburg.

Oma was a graduate of Parkersburg South High School, and retired from the Wood County Board of Education, having worked at Emerson School for many years. She loved sewing, enjoyed birds and her dogs, and she loved all animals.

She is survived by her husband, Larry W. Shepard Jr.; one daughter, Jamie Jackson of Parkersburg; one son, Earl (Elizabeth) Jackson of Charleston; two stepsons, Larry (Ashley) Shepard III of Parkersburg and Derek Shepard of Hawaii; three grandchildren, Tristen Terrell and Kyara Jackson, both of Parkersburg, and Sophia Paige Jackson of Charleston; two step-grandchildren, Noah and Jude Shepard of Parkersburg; six brothers, Bill (Sherry) Hess, Carl Hess and Gary Jackson, all of Parkersburg, Mike Jackson, Brian Jackson and Tommy Jackson, all of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Jackson.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor Lloyd Winans will officiate, and burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mineral Wells. The visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today.

Special thanks to family, friends, nieces and nephews, the doctors and nurses at Camden Clark Medical Center, the doctors and nurses at Ohio State University Hospital, and Housecalls Hospice Nurses, Teresa Lowe and Amy Jones.

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