Funeral Services and Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Jacqueline J. Kirkfield, 82, of Bettendorf, will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 4097–18th Street, Bettendorf. Private inurnment will occur at a later date in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. The family will greet friends Saturday in the Gathering Space at the church from 10:00 until service time.
Jackie died unexpectedly Monday, July 9, 2018 at Manor Care Health Services, Davenport.
Jacqueline Jean Barron was born February 6, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Roland and Josephine (Carmi) Barron. She graduated from Greensburg Community High School and subsequently attended Business College.
She married James Edward Decker; she was later united in marriage to Fred Kirkfield on July 26, 1974 who preceded her in death on April 11, 2006.
Jackie served as an office assistant for several area wood veneer companies for many years prior to her retirement.
Jackie was an active member of St. John Vianney Parish, volunteering for numerous committees and activities. She was also a member of Catholic Service Board.
She cherished time with her children and grandchildren; she especially enjoyed attending their school and sporting events.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Kings Harvest No Kill Shelter.
Those left to honor her memory include her children and their spouses, Jamie (Bruce) Walden, Indianapolis, Indiana, Jay (Sandy) Decker, Lexington, South Carolina, and Jason (Jill) Decker, Bettendorf; five beloved grandchildren, Whitney (Adam) Abdalla, Ethan Walden (Meg Heatherly), Tucker Walden, and Nicholas and Noah Decker; a sister in law, Sandy Barron and brother in law, Max Kelley.
She was preceded in death by sister, Eleanor Kelley and brother, Rudolph Barron.