Barbara E. Whitehead Jackson, 78, of New Athens, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 1, 1939 in Bridgeport, Ohio a daughter of the late George and Mildred Brownfield Spaar Whitehead.

She was a member of the Wintersville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a volunteer for Harrison County Geneological Society, The Franklin Museum in New Athens, a troop leader for the Girl Scouts and a homemaker.  She enjoyed doing genealogy, gardening and canning fruits and vegetables.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two sons: Joseph and James Jackson; and four brothers: Herman, Charles and Clifford Spaar and Melvin Whitehead, Sr.

Surviving are four daughters: Katherine Horstman of Cadiz, Mary Ann Triplett of Flushing, Marie (Rick) Ramsey of Flushing and Michele (James) Zolensky of Cadiz; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a brother, James (Maggie) Whitehead of Cadiz.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2-7 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. with Bill Prosperi and Scott Kelly will officiate . Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Genealogical Society, 134 South Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

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