Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Mallory, age 71, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jackie was born on January 17, 1949 in Albia, Iowa to Donald L. and Regina R. Mallory. She retired after almost 40 years for a State of Iowa agency where she served as the Director of Personnel and head of Business Management. She always bragged about the excellent staff working for her, but really felt as though they were extended family.
After retiring, she was recruited to work at Pearson Professional Center in West Des Moines and was soon promoted to manager of the Center and worked there for over ten years.
Jackie was proud of her independence but was always available to help others in need. Jackie loved her entire family and the many friends she met along the way. She particularly enjoyed her nieces and nephews and her great nieces and nephews.
Jackie was an avid reader. She was known as a great baker and was famous for her Christmas cookies, especially her decorated sugar cookies.
Per Jackie’s instructions, there will be no viewing and graveside services will be for family members only. The Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting the family.
Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Donald.
Those left to remember Jackie are her mother, Regina (Jean) Mallory; sister, Donna Carter of Albia; brother, Robert (Sue) Mallory of Attica; nieces, Chan Mallory and Stacey Tawney (Russ); nephews, Ryan Harris and Andrew Mallory (Brooke); great nephews, Dalton Harris, Aidan Tawney and Jack Tawney; also great nieces, Jayden, Isabelle, Olivia, and Lauren.
A private family graveside service will be held at Gullion Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Attica Methodist Church.