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Mary Jacqueline Blackwell

June 6, 1951 — November 8, 2022

Jefferson City, Missouri

Mary Jacqueline “Jackie” Blackwell, 71, of Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, peacefully at her residence.

She was born June 6, 1951, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Charles Hugo and Kathryn Magdalen (Walsh) Fechtel.

Jackie attended St. Joseph Grade School and was a 1969 graduate of Helias High School where she was the first leader of the Drum and Bugle Corps.

Jackie was a devoted employee of the Missouri Secretary of State, Cole County Clerk, Cole County Circuit Clerk, Associated Court Reporters, Missouri State Attorney General, and most recently with Gerbes West. She retired from the State of Missouri in 2021.

She was a member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph.  Jackie was an avid crocheter, crocheting hats and blankets for babies in the NIC Unit; she also donated crocheted items to the Salvation Army and loved crocheting Afghans for her family and friends which are treasured dearly.  She lived for visits with family, especially feeding them and playing cards even though she claimed she never won. She also loved to bake and sent Christmas cookies all over the US to family during the holidays and never missed recognizing birthdays

Survivors include her two children, Christina (Roberts) Hunter, Lone Jack, MO; CDR Walter “Ben” (Beth) Blackwell, USN, ret. Newport News, VA; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four siblings, Kaye (Tom) Hellman, Oak Brook, IL; Pattie (Jerry) Parris, Jefferson City; Charlene Bias, Jefferson City; Bernie (Sabrina) Fechtel, Jefferson City; and several nieces and nephews and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Delbert Bias.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Meyer as celebrant.  Burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery for family members.

An informal visitation will be held during the luncheon following the services at Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Parish.

Memorials are suggested to the Quilts of Honor (

Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1206 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO, MO 65101

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Luncheon Gathering

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1206 E McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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