Jacquelyn Louise Hergenrother
SALEM–A prayer service will beheld at 10:15 a.m. onThursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, 3701 Starr Centre Drive, Canfield, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Catholic Church, Boardman, officiated by the Rev. Gerald DeLucia, for Mrs. Jacquelyn Louise Hergenrother, 82, who died Friday afternoon at Assumption Village.
Jackie was born June 19, 1936 in Salem, a daughter of Martin “Marty” and Dorothy (Baldauf) Welsh.
She attended Kent State University and became a teacher at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School and later was a teacher at 4th Street School. Jackie married Gene Hergenrother, May 18,1957.
Jackie stayed home to raise her sons and was very active in numerous activities. She was an organist, choir director and a Eucharistic minister at St. Paul Catholic Church; president and national delegate to Catholic Daughters; Volunteer of the Year 2016-17 for the Salem Regional Medical Center; Rotary’s Citizen of the Year; first president and life-long volunteer of Mobile Meals, Salem, Ohio; president of Legion of Mary; and organist for Hannah Mullins School of Nursing graduation ceremony for years. Jackie participated in Adoration at St. Paul and also sang and played the organ for many weddings.
She wasa devout Catholic. Jackie was a loving wife, mother and adored her grandchildren. In addition to her passion for her family, she also loved Notre Dame football. She and Gene honeymooned in South Bend and visited yearly. Jackie imparted her love of Notre Dame on her grandchildren by taking them to visit every year.
Her greatest enjoyment was watching her grandchildren in their theater plays and sporting events. She was an avid reader.
Jackie leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Gene; son, Marty, and his wife Cathy, and their four children, Marta, Clark, Camden and Mick; and another son, Kurt. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters, Sis Sobek and Audrey Welsh.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jackie’s memory to Mobile Meals of Salem, 1995 E. State Street, Salem, Ohio 44460.