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Ina "Kate" Jackson

Ina (Kate) Jackson, 94, of Pleasantville, died peacefully on July 21, 2020 at home with her daughter and son-in-law in Pleasantville. Kate was a life-long member of First English Lutheran Church of Lancaster and was a dedicated and loving wife and mother.


During the war years, Kate worked as a secretary at Curtiss-Wright in Columbus and later as a secretary for the County Schools Superintendent. Kate graduated in 1943 from Thurston High School and attended Capital University.


Kate was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Jackson; parents, Paul and Dorothy Leitnaker; and brother Lynn Leitnaker.


She is survived by her daughter Katrina (Mark) Mollenkopf; sister Dorothy Ann Young (Hal Stufft) of Pennsylvania, sisters-in-law Jean Cates of Punta Gorda, Florida and Margie Leitnaker of Thurston; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.


A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 27th at 10:00 am at Floral Hills Memory Garden in Lancaster, Ohio, where Kate will be laid to rest next to her husband. All service arrangements have been handled by the Taylor-Theller Funeral Home in Amanda, Ohio.


Kate’s daughter and son-in-law extend their heartfelt love and gratitude to her amazing caregivers who enriched her life and provided dedicated care over the past 4 years. They will forever be loved and considered family.


We also thank Kate’s full care team at Fairhope Hospice who provided wonderful care in every way possible over the last several months.


Memorial gifts may be given to Fairhope Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., or to First English Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Ohio.

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Katrina and Mark:

You have our deepest condolences! I loved your mom and dad. They were always so kind and such special people. I remember when they were awaiting your birth and how utterly joyful they were! You were certainly the light of your moms life and truly her best friend. No one could have been more loving and caring of a parent than you have been. We are thinking of you both today and will keep you in our prayers for the days ahead. God bless you!

Steve and Judy Root Jul 27 2020 12:00 AM

Katrina and Mark: You have our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow. Your Dad and Mom were close friends with my parents and Ava Ruth. We can remember all the good times we had. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Noah and Joyce Ann Blosser Jul 26 2020 12:00 AM

My aunt Kate and Uncle Howard always loved to see us, and wanting us to come back any time, I regret not seeing them more often. I know Aunt Kate is setting at the right hand of God the Father she had a life well lived . I Pray for Mark and Katrina that they find peace and comfort in these time. May God Bless. { PS I can still see Aunt Kate getting her Jack and Coke in Heaven }

Perry, Kim, Lukas, Lacey, Leitnaker Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

You have my deepest condolences.
Helen Voorhees Smith

Helen Smith Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM