Kathleen L. Conklin, 86, of Jackson passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at her home.

She was born April 2, 1929, in Keokuk County, Iowa, daughter of Peter and Leona Kanke Heisdorffer.  She and Paul Conklin were married January 9, 1948.  He passed away January 22, 2007.

Kathleen was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson; in which she was a member of the ladies aid. She served on the Board of Directors at VIP Industries in the Cape Girardeau area. Kathleen retired from Sears after working over 20 years. Kathleen owned and operated Kathleen’s Quilting for over 30 years.

Loving survivors include three daughters, Paula Lorenz of Sikeston; Sharon Beussink and Saundra Guth of Cape Girardeau; three sons, Danny Conklin of Cape Girardeau; Terry Conklin of Jackson; and Steven Conklin of Oak Ridge; and one sister; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years; a daughter, Renee Conklin; and two brothers.

Friends may call Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 9 am to 11 am at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 11 am, at the funeral home with the Revs. Joe Rowley and Sam Roethemeyer officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Emanuel United Church of Christ Kitchen Fund and Southeast Hospice.

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  1. Pam Conklin

    Sorry to hear about your mom. Hold onto your memories to see you through. My thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Your cousin Pam Conklin

  2. Susan O'Connell

    Sharon and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

    Susie O’Connell

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