ODESSA — James B. Jackson, was born to Delmer C. and Barbara (Shelton) Jackson on Sept. 19, 1955, in Abilene, Texas. He finished his work on earth and went to be with his heavenly father at Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

He was a member of Bethany Christian Church of Odessa. He loved hunting, fishing and working with young boys as a Scout Master for the Bethany Troop No. 23. He was currently with Champion Technologies.

He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1973 and from Angelo State University in 1977 with a degree in chemistry. He married Susan Gayle Hawley in 1976. He is survived by his parents, Delmer and Barbara Jackson of Eldorado, Texas; son Luke Jackson of San Angelo; daughter Melissa Bergmann and husband Danny of Monahans; one grandson, Andrew Charles Bergmann; brother, Jerry A. Jackson of San Angelo; and aunt, Louise Booth of Baird, Texas, an uncle Bobby James Murphy of Arizona.


Burnet — Lillian Mary Kroeger, age 88, of Burnet, Texas died Saturday June 20, 2009 at Brackenridge Hospital of complications resulting from a fall in her home.

Miss Kroeger was born December 24, 1920 in Bellville, Texas the sixth of eight children and only daughter of Grace and William Kroeger, Sr. She came with her family to Burnet as an infant and was graduated from Burnet High School in 1938. After attending Durham-Draughon Business College in Austin, Texas she worked briefly in the Burnet County Courthouse.

In 1941, she joined the staff of the Shepperd Memorial Hospital and Clinic on Hwy. 29 in Burnet. Miss Kroeger was a vital part of the success of the Hospital working closely with Dr. Joe Shepperd to master and perform most of the functions a working medical clinic and hospital. As the Hospital Administrator in the 1950’s, she guided the facility to achieve state accreditations: the first small hospital in Texas to be awarded that distinction.


Ellis Glenn Parker passed away Friday, June 19, 2009, at his home at the age of 91. Graveside services will be Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Kerbow Funeral Home.

Glenn was born in Eldorado to Mary Emily Thorpe Parker and William Henry Parker, pioneer Schleicher County merchants and stock farmers, on May 12, 1918.

Glenn graduated from Eldorado High School and attended Angelo Junior College until he joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in November 1941. Glenn was stationed at Scott Field in Illinois and served until 1945. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a Radio Operator Instructor during World War II. He was an Eldorado merchant and rancher, operating Parker Foods and Parker Farms until his death. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #890 for over 60 years and the First United Methodist Church in Eldorado.


Janice Baker Ratliff, age 83, of San Angelo passed away Monday, December 29, 2008, at Shannon Medical Center. Graveside service was Wednesday, December 31, in the Eldorado Cemetery in Eldorado, Texas, directed by Kerbow Funeral Home. The Reverend Joe McGee, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Eldorado, officiated.Janice was born July 12, 1925 in Eldorado, Texas.

Her parents were Leslie L. and Zeila Baker. She married James Thomas (J.T.) Ratliff in Eldorado on April 28, 1945. He died on September 10, 1994. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of San Angelo, attended school in Eldorado, and Metropolitan Business College in Dallas, Texas.

She had been employed at Crane Company in Dallas, Goodfellow Field in San Angelo and First City Bank of San Angelo. She retired from First City in 1987 after 41 years of service. She worked in various departments and retired as assistant vice president. Survivors include her sister, Danell McCormack of Eldorado; nephews, Karl McCormack of Ballinger; Kyle McCormack and wife, Medley, of Odessa; and Keith McCormack and son, Cody, of Eldorado.