Jack Jeffs of Winterset passed away peacefully on his 91st birthday, Friday, July 17, 2020.
Visitation was Tuesday, July 21, at Caldwell Parrish Winterset Chapel. Visitation was followed by a private family burial service at the Winterset Cemetery, officiated by Jack’s nephew, Kevin Hircock. Donations in Jack’s name may be directed to the Madison County Memorial Hospital and its in-house Hospice Care (EveryStep Hospice) or online to the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org).
Jack Junior Jeffs was born in Dallas, Texas, to Easter Mae Snow and Walter Johnson. His early years began in rural Madison County. He married Beverly “Jean” Hircock on Feb. 11, 1950, in Davenport, Iowa, and together they had four children. More than 25 years later, after Jack retired as Superintendent for Martin Marietta Aggregates, he and Jean set out to see the world. When they ran out of countries to visit, they loaded up kids and grandkids in trains, planes, and automobiles, and off they went. They went everywhere together.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Wilma; his first love and wife, Jean; and his second love, Evelyn Eckles.
He is survived by his four children: three sons, Terry, Randy, and Mike, and one daughter, Cinde; sister, JoAnn Wiley of Adel; brother, Everett Jeffs of Rogers, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.