1/21/1951 – 10/11/2011
Jacklyn R. (Willard) Wade, age 60, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 with her family by her side. She was born January 21, 1951, in Lansing, the daughter of Bob J. & Cleo J. (Moody) Willard.
On December 17, 2010, Jacklyn was married to Bobby G. Benson in Bradenton, Florida and he survives in addition to her two children, Bobbi Jo Mehan of Toledo, Ohio and Morgan J. Haeger of Lansing. Also surviving are her parents, Bob & Cleo Willard of Sheridan, a sister, Vickie Willard Joyce of Crystal, a brother, Michael & Dana Willard of Sheridan, 2 nieces, Tara & Justin Zornow and their children of Lambertville, Michigan, Kasha Gage of Okemos, and a nephew, Derrick & Cari Baker and their children of Sheridan.
Jacklyn was preceded in death by her beloved uncles, Roy Moody and Jack Willard.
Formerly of Toledo, Jacklyn has resided in Florida for the past six years where she managed a title company until her illness forced a medical leave. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, in addition to being very passionate about politics and genealogy. She loved riding motorcycles with her husband, family and friends.
A memorial service at the Simpson Family Funeral Home, Sheridan, will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Reid Martin officiating. Friends and relatives can meet with the family at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday.
The family has suggested for those desiring to do so, that memorial considerations can be made to the American Cancer Society. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 10/13/2011 Rose Kohagen said:
My prayers are with all of you during this time. May God embrace all of you with his comforting arms. Let your memories of her always be with you. Love Rose
On 10/13/2011 Lynne Welder said:
I am sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. In June, I spent 3 days as her roommate at Butterworth. We shared our stories and our faith. She gave me the book, “Heaven is for Real”; I gave her a cardinal picture. It was good to know her even for a short time.