Jacquelyn "Jackie" L. Pilgrim, 83, Wabash, died at 2 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1930 in Wabash County, to David and Marie (Zook) Mettler.
Jackie married Bruce A. Pilgrim in Warren, on Sept. 7, 1947; he died July 7, 1994. She was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church, the Wabash American Legion Auxiliary and V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the Wabash Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame. She retired in 1996 after a total of 24 years cooking at Southwood Elementary and High Schools. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed reading and loved to cook for family and friends.
She is survived by her five children, Margaret (David) Brinson, LaFontaine, Patty (Tim) Cooper, Wabash, Vicky (Thomas Golpl) Pilgrim, Pleasantville, Tenn., Mike (Sandra "Sue") Pilgrim and Bob (Mitzi) Pilgrim, both of Wabash; her brother, Harold (Joyce) Mettler, and sister, Imogene Bland, both of Wabash; sister, Anna Sutherlin, Wenatchee, Wash., and eight grandchildren, David J. Brinson, Tracie McCormick, Shelby (Tim) Drake, Monica (Eian Savas) Cooper, Ben (Laura) Cooper, Melissa Golpl, Debbie (Keith) Clark, Scott Pilgrim; and 12 great grandchildren Andrew, Josh (Amber), James and Aaron McCormick, Jessie, David W., and Joseph Brinson, Grace and Cooper Drake, Nicholas and Brooklyn Cooper, Pierce Golpl, and one great-great granddaughter, Arya McCormick. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 2, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rick Smalling officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Somerset. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is La Fontaine Christian Church.
The memorial guest book for Jackie may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.