Phyllis Darline Jackson was July 12, 1933 in Underwood, Iowa to George O’Doniel and Emma (Rasmussen) O’Doniel. She passed away in El Dorado Springs, Missouri September 23, 2017.
There were four girls and one boy and they did everything together. The loved to walk, explore and fish. With a brother involved, they never knew what they’d be doing next. Growing up during the great depression, they learned the value of what little they had.
She like to sew, cook and bake. Phyllis made the best cinnamon rolls and blueberry pancakes. She loved to play the piano. When Phyllis and her sisters would get together, they would sing and speak of old times. They enjoyed each others company very much. She made all of her curtains. She enjoyed watching deer in her back yard, naming the fawn Emily. She also enjoyed the hummingbirds, flowers, and orchard. She was adamant about a good education and music. Genealogy was another great passion of hers and she said she wished she had a computer when she put together the O’Doniel and Rasmussen family book.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Jackson; son, Leslie Lynn Siemon; parents, George and Emma O’Doniel; brother James O’Doniel and sister, Hope Riffel.
She is survived by 2 sisters, Betty Brantley and Bessie Marlatt of Abilene, Kansas; grandchildren, Douglas Siemon and Christopher Siemon of Idaho; nieces and nephews of Kansas and Nebraska, other relatives in Iowa and many friends.