Jacquelyn A. Showers

January 04, 1936 - September 10, 2023


Obituary For Jacquelyn A. Showers

DEFOREST – Jacquelyn A. Showers, age 87, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Jackie was born on January 4, 1936, in Madison, WI to Rex and Beatrice (Cooper) Cota. She worked in the DeForest School system for many years before her retirement. Jackie enjoyed playing cards, visiting casinos, jigsaw puzzles and playing board games. Jackie was lovingly known as Grandma Jelly Bean.

Jackie is survived by her children, Randy (Donna), Ronnie (Renee), Mark (Jane), David (Pamela) and Todd (Donna); grandchildren, Krista (Dane) Kittelson, Eric (Jessica), Nichole, Melissa (Shawn) O’Brien, Courtney, Dana, Brian (Brandi), Brandon, Anthony (Courtney), and Sarah (John) Wagner; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Gary (Eileen) Cota; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; special niece, Joni. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Jackie is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 54 years, William; sisters, Jeanne (Donald) Schrader and Wendy Cota.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023 at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 220 S. Main Street, DeForest. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church. Burial at Norway Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace Hospice and Christina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to DeForest Community Center and Christ Lutheran Church.

“Bill has to wait in the car, until the time of burial.”

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

DeForest/Windsor Chapel

6924 Lake Road



22 Sep


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Christ Lutheran Church of DeForest 220 South Main Street DeForest, WI 53532 Get Directions »
22 Sep

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • September 22, 2023

    Jackie and I knew each other a short time, and it was important time. My experience in her home the last 6 weeks was one of peace and grace. We talked abit, but mostly enjoyed her TV shows. And family visitors. And snacks . I will always remember this inspiring family.

  • September 21, 2023

    Sorry for your loss. Ron and I enjoyed some short travel trips plus some camping adventures between their spots and ours. The two of them will be together again. Ron and Anita Lauber

  • September 18, 2023

    I enjoyed getting to know Jackie planning cards. Learning about her loving sons and family. I will miss her smile and laugh RIP. Joan Christoph

  • September 17, 2023

    Our deepest condolences to Jackie's family. We will miss her, she was such a wonderful person. Barb Atkinson

  • September 15, 2023

    I'm so sorry, Jackie, you are a beautiful angel. My sympathy to your family in their mourning.

  • September 14, 2023

    Todd and family. Sorry for the loss of your mother. Ken Wigdal

  • September 13, 2023

    You have my sympathy Jackie was such a wonderful loving person may she RIP. Darrell Quamme

  • September 12, 2023

    My heartfelt condolences to Jackie's family. May your memories bring you smiles.


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