SIKESTON — Jacquelyn Louise Schaffer Crews, born Dec. 26, 1935, in Lilbourn, New Madrid County, Missouri, to Clifford Schaffer and Jewel Catherine Daugherty Schaffer who later moved to Sikeston, Missouri. Jackie attended school in Sikeston, Missouri, where she met and later married her husband of 67 years, George W. Crews. In 1952 George and Jackie moved to Muncie, Indiana, where Jana Lynn Crews was born. In 1960 the family moved to Union City, Tennessee, where George was employed at the Daily Messenger. Later that year Jackie was appointed guardian of her younger brother, Tom Schaffer, and the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and purchased a home where Vickie Crews and Lisa Crews were born. George and Jackie lived in that location for the next 50 years. After the three girls were in school, Jackie trained with the Memphis Adult Education Center and was employed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service where she worked for 25 years, retiring in 2003 Jackie enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was a member of the Memphis Typographical Auxiliary where she served a term as president. She was an active member of the Overton High School as a band booster where her three daughters excelled in Overton’s music programs. Jackie enjoyed camping with her family and they were a part of the Woodrun Lakes community near Middleton in Hardeman County Tennessee. After living in Memphis for about 50 years, Jackie and George moved to a home near their youngest daughter, near Millington, Tennessee where she lived until her death on Jan. 24, 2020.
Survivors include: husband, George, and daughters, Jana L. Deen (Joe), Vickie L. Knych (Ken), Lisa B. Burress (Chris) and grandchildren, Hunter Deen (Laura), Heather Morgan (Morgan), Steve Knych (Jenny), Clay Knych, Wiley Burress and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and grandson, Carter Knych. Jackie wished her remains to go to the Genesis Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, Tennessee.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. at West Union Presbyterian Church, 3099 W. Union Road, Millington, TN 38053.
Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.