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Linn County News

Published May 20, 2020


Diane Jackson, age 66, Mound City, Kan., passed at home on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, after a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 13, 1954, in Garnett, Kan., to Betty Jean (Simpson) Jackson and Byron Dale "Hap" Jackson. She was one of the last graduating classes of Blue Mound High School in 1972. 

She was married to Ed Maloney in 1976. The marriage ended in divorce 14 1/2 years later. She has one surviving daughter, Rachel Yvonn Jackson, born March 20, 1991.

Diane always had jobs ranging from babysitting for 10 years when she was married to being a meat wrapper for Butcher Block under two different owners. She worked for Casey's for seven years and was a housekeeper under two different managements at Crystal Care Nursing Home. She worked for Prairie Farms Dried Florals under two different managements until their closing. She worked a short time at the cement plant in Mound City, as well as a brief stint at Wes' Recycling. After that she worked at Mound City Food Fair, and her final job before retirement was at Harlow Oil Co. She had many loves in her life, between her daughter, listening to The Wolf radio station, and making her own arrangements for Memorial Day, as well as harassing all her customers and friends from all walks of life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Hap Jackson; and a brother, Dale W. Jackson.

Diane is survived by her daughter, Rachel Yvonn Jackson; sister-in-law Alicia Jackson; three nieces, Gretchen (Les) Magee, Meaghan (Matt) Russell and Caitlin (Zach) Wisely; and many cousins. She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the Mound City Amphitheater.

Contributions are suggested to the Diane Jackson Memorial Fund, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box J, Mound City, KS 66056. Online condolences can be left at 


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