|Birth: ||May 16, 1962|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2003|
Jacqueline E. Berkley, 41, Vermillion, KS, died on Tuesday, December 16, 2003, at her home. She had battled cancer bravely for three years.
She was born May 16, 1962, at the Seneca Hospital, the daughter of Leonard and Ruth Barnes Tanking and grew up on the home farm south of Baileyville, KS. In 1980 she graduated from B & B High School. Following high school, Jackie worked for Dr. Norman Berkley as a receptionist for eight years. On June 5, 1982, she married Douglas R. Berkley at Sacred Heart Church at Baileyville. In 1988 she began work at the Sixth Street Diner in Centralia as a waitress for several years. Recently, she had worked as a para-professional at the Centralia Elementary School until she had to retire in May of 2002 due to her health.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and a past president of the Altar Society at the church at Baileyville. Jackie was a devoted mother, and she followed her children in all their sports activities. She did volunteer work at the Pony Express in Seneca and helped set up trail rides and parades. She liked horses in general.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas, a son, Tyler, and a daughter, Amber, all of the home; her parents, Leonard and Ruth Tanking, Baileyville; her grandmother, Millie Tanking, Seneca, and a sister, Terry Plumberg, Salina, KS. She was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Remby on April 1, 2003.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. The burial will be in the church cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 2 and 7 P.M. Friday at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca where she will lie in state after 4 P.M. Thursday.
Memorials may be given to a fund for the Education of the Berkley Children or for Sacred Heart Cemetery and sent in care of the family.
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Maintained by: Camille Bunch
Originally Created by: Sherry
Record added: Dec 14, 2007
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