E. Katherine Eberhard

E. Katherine Eberhard

Sunday, October 23rd, 1938 - Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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E. Katherine Eberhard, 81, of Bellefonte, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born in Long Island, New York, on October 23, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Fred J. and Martha (Kogel) Eberhard.

Katherine received her Master of Social Work from the University of Kansas. She worked as a clinical social worker for 40 years at various hospitals, community mental health centers, and her own private practice until her retirement in 2018.

She is survived by her two children, Phil Jackson (Kimberlie Jackson) of Chicago and Yo Jackson of Bellefonte. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Philip, Jr., BreAuna (Derrick White), and Jordan (Brandon Carr), and seven great-grandchildren, Zion, Brandon, Emerson, Charli, Selassie, Chè, and Legend, who is due in November 2019.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Eberhard, in 2010 and her husband of 23 years, James W. Jackson, and her partner for 20 years, Charlie Rutledge.

Katherine was a pioneer in the civil rights movement in the 1960s and she worked tirelessly to be a loving and compassionate servant to those in need all her life. She came to know Christ as a child and continued to grow in her love of God throughout her life. She was an avid reader and gardener. She loved to travel the world, and she had a special bond with Bo, her beloved Beagle.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Firehouse Community Arts Center
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    206 N. Spring Street
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Posted at 01:39pm
Katherine is one of the kindest spirits I have ever known. She gave me wise and profound advice often. Katherine made me laugh and cry while supporting and encouraging me. A beautiful lady. I will miss her always.

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Rochelle Harris

Posted at 04:03pm
Dear Yo - I am so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. I still have such fond memories of when I first came to Children's Mercy and worked with her in our little, windowless rooms in the basement of the "Annex building." She was so accepting and helpful to all the families she encountered. I also remember you as a teenager and seeing you and your mom relate to each other. She was one lucky mom and you one lucky daughter! Although I won't be able to be at her service, I will be thinking of her and of you. Rochelle Harris

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