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“Sincere sympathy to all Barb's family.I am not able to attend this Saturday, but wish for a "Sister" in Beta Sigma Phi all the peace that Heaven can...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Ruth Hundley - O'Fallon, IL

“Have fun Barb (BBJ) with the families, until we will laugh at the world again.Love you big sister.. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Janann Morgan - Lake ozark, MO

“Our deepest sympathy to the family. Barb will be missed by all. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Carol Hougland - New Baden, IL

“To live in hearts we leave behindIs not to die.~Thomas Campbell, "Hallowed Ground"In loving memory of our friend and neighbor, Barbie. Will miss our...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Capt Terry and Mrs. Robbin Stratton Upson - FL

“I will deeply miss my best friend, her laugh, her contagious smile, her voice.My prayers and love go out to her family. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy Schroeder - Belleville, IL

“Missing my beautiful sister, Her spirit will live on forever in the lives of those she touched. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Terri & Len Duncan - Kilbourne, IL

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Barbara Jo Schickedanz, nee Jackson, 67, of Sun City Center, FL; formerly of Marissa, IL; passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 after a courageous 17 year battle with cancer.

She was born in Belleville, IL, to Elmer "Stonewall" Jackson and Virginia, nee Mellon, Jackson on April 6, 1949. She received a degree in education from Sangamon State College and later received a professional secretarial degree. She worked as a legal secretary and office administrator for several law firms in the St. Louis Metro area. After "retiring" to Florida she became involved with many local organizations, including her local home association, where she served as President for many years.

She is survived by Allan, her loving husband of 46 years, son Stephen (Tanya) of Maplewood, MO, daughter Dayna (Jeanna) of Bloomington, IL, sister Jan (Dennis) Morgan of Lake Ozark, MO, brother Elmer "Skeets" (Nina) Jackson of Granite City, IL. Grandchildren Maya, Ian, Teagan, Cameron, and Quinn. Nieces Michele Mogan-Mohr and Kimberly Morgan-Mueller. As well as numerous dear friends in Central and Southern Illinois and Sun City Center, FL.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the medical staff of the Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa General Hospital, Lifepath Hospice, and the American Renal Dialysis Center for their special care and compassion over many years.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Memorials: In lieu of flowers please donate to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767) or the charity of your choosing in Barbara's name.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: A celebration of life will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 12:00noon with Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating.

Interment: Barbara will be interred at Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.