Susan Jean Jackson

Susan Jean Jackson was born in Geneva, Illinois on October 14, 1950.  The daughter of Richard and Elsie Lindholm, she is the second of five daughters.  She graduated from Geneva Community High School in 1968.  Starting in the fall of 1968, she attended University of Kansas where she met and fell in love with Don Jackson. They married August 15, 1970 at Geneva Lutheran Church and settled in Kansas City, Missouri.  She completed her education degree at UMKC in 1972 and began teaching elementary school.  They started a family in 1975, becoming a mother to three beautiful girls.  She became a grandmother in 2005 and has seven wonderful children.  She spent her life loving her family, teaching elementary school, and growing in faith at Woods Chapel Church.
Susan went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 14, 2014 after a brave and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and liver disease.  She is survived by her husband Don Jackson; her children Kelly Jackson Crabb, Dana Marie Melton, and Janel Susanne Metsker; their husbands Jeremy Crabb, Nathan Melton, and Joshua Metsker; her grandchildren David and JJ Crabb, Teagan, McKenna, and Ross Jackson Melton, and Jonathan and Jeffrey Metsker; her parents Richard and Elsie Lindholm; and her sisters, Deborah, Carol, Janet and Nancy.


  1. Carol Dunn on November 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I just heard about this sad news today! I feel bad I didn’t know Susan had been ill. Over the years I took several classes and went to several conferences with Susan. She was always so much fun to be with, and a truly dedicated teacher. I always admired all of her energy and positive attitude . I know she and her husband raised some AMAZING girls. Kelly, Dana, and Janel, your mother adored each of you and was so proud of all of you. I do believe she will be with you forever in your heart! Your mom was a special person who will always be remembered with love!

  2. Richard A Wigstone on March 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I have searched for my High School Sweethearts whereabouts from time to time throughout my life. Sadly this is the first time I have connected. I knew Susan long ago, and loved her very much, and it is so very sad that I am too late to connect with her. She was a wonderful girl. Beautiful, smart, loving and someone who you would never ever forget. May God watch over you Susan. I regret so much losing contact with you. Please forgive me for that.

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