Lucille “Luci” Bruther Jackson, 92, of Lexington, Indiana, died Wednesday, March 31, 2021, on the family farm where she had lived the past 70 years after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Gordon W. Bruther and Eva Mae Means Bruther. When she was 12 her mother died unexpectedly, leaving her to care for her six siblings ages three to 15. She married Millis L. Jackson, of Saluda, Indiana, on March 15, 1947, and they had a son and a daughter. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church, a homemaker and a farmer’s wife as partners in Jackson Brothers Farms. Over the years, she prepared meals for many farmhands. She also enjoyed the latest fashions and wearing beautiful jewelry and clothing and particularly enjoyed trendy shoes. She enjoyed having her children and their families live nearby on the family farm and, after her husband died, the companionship of her lifelong friend, Norman Wiggam, who died in March 2018.
Survivors include her son, Jerry Lynn Jackson of Hanover; her daughter, Teri Marie Kleopfer of Lexington; two brothers, Delbert H. Bruther of Hanover and Woodrow Bruther of Madison; and three granddaughters, a grandson, seven great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother Elma Lowe Bruther, in 1995; her husband of 51 years in 1998; her sisters Emily Lou Mundt in 1948, Marjorie “Margie” I. Vestal in 2003 and Waneta Ella Clark in 2019; a brother, William “Bill” G. Bruther in 2020; and a granddaughter.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, at the Morgan & Funeral Center-Hanover Chapel in Hanover. Private committal services will follow in the New Bethel Cemetery near Chelsea, Indiana. The funeral ceremony will be livestreamed on the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre Facebook page. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral chapel. Guest are asked to observe social distancing guidelines while visiting and the family respectfully asks that everyone wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Bethel Cemetery Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, www.morgan-nay.com.