Jackie L. Lake, 74, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.
Jackie was born Oct. 22, 1948, in Emerson, Mo., to Jabes and Dorothy Dowell Lake.
Survivors include her children, Mari Lake, Hannibal, Mo.; and Raymond Lake (Sherry), Palmyra; brothers, Marvin Lake (Lula Mae), Center, Mo.; James Lake, Palmyra; and Danny Lake (Sandy), New London, Mo.; sisters, Vivian Goellner (Richard), Palmyra; Wilma Corum (Frank), Philadelphia, Mo.; and Gloria Friedlein, Hannibal; grandchildren, Joni Johnson (Lance), Kyle Johnson (Amy), Bridgette Jones (Gabe), Brandon Winningham (Lauren), Christopher Lake (Keri) Ashley Szarka (Jared), Bailey Whiston (Nathan) and Dylan Whiston; 14 great-grandchildren; special nephew, Caden Friedlein; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Laurie Lake; sister, Marilyn Snow; brother, Kenneth Lake; brother-in-law, Gary Friedlein; and sister-in-law, Betty Lake.
Jackie loved her work in human resources for both Hannibal Carbide Tools and later Riverview Manufacturing. She especially enjoyed when she was able to include helping groups such as Pinkie Pals and helping to award scholarships to the schools through Hannibal Carbide.
Her outgoing personality helped her shine while teaching first aid and CPR through the Red Cross. Jackie had a contagious laugh and super sense of humor, sure to bring out the laughter in those around her.
Christmas was a favorite time of year as Jackie always put a lot of thought and care into the gifts she gave. She wanted to make sure that everyone felt loved and supported, so no matter what your connection to the family, there was sure to be a gift under the tree.
The annual Labor Day hog roast at the family river camp was another fun family time Jackie loved. The kids and grandkids looked forward to her monkey bread at Christmas, often wanting to have it year-round but Jackie declared it a Christmas tradition (before giving in and making it anyway!)
She enjoyed trips to Colorado, Florida and the Lake of the Ozarks, mainly because it was time together as a family. Her shining example and love for everyone made her the kind of person we all strive to have in our lives. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Pastor Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial will follow at Grandview Burial Park in Hannibal.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Johnson, Brandon Winningham, Christopher Lake, Shawn Friedlein, Nathan Lake and Dylan Whiston.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to Jackie’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 29, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Memorials may be made to Pinkie Pals, C/O Kathy Gibbons, 3414 West Ely Rd. Hannibal, Mo.
Online condolences may be shared, and video tribute may be viewed at www.LewisBrothersFuneralChapel.com.