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Kathie (Trollinger, Duffey) Jackson died Thursday, March 4, at the Greene Oaks Nursing Home in Xenia. She was 58.

Kathie, the daughter of Marvin E. Trollinger and the late Mary Lou Trollinger, was born October 12, 1951 at Community Hospital in Springfield. She was a resident of Yellow Springs and graduated from Yellow Springs High School in 1969. Kathie was also a graduate of Clark State Community College. She married James Duffey of Enon in 1970, had two sons, Jason and Matthew, and lived in Springfield. Kathie was remarried to Harold Jackson of Springfield in 2005 and they lived in Springfield. Kathie worked for the Greenon Local School District as a bus aide for 15 years. Prior to that, she worked at Vernay Labs in Yellow Springs.

Kathie enjoyed hot summer days, mushroom hunting and walks in Glen Helen. She also enjoyed politics, music, collecting, sports, but most of all she enjoyed and loved her family and friends. She held leadership positions in the PTO, her local OAPSE/AFSCME union, and as a scout leader. Kathie was a member of the Xenia Church of Christ.

Kathie is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lou Trollinger, and brothers, Douglas and Terry Trollinger, all of Yellow Springs. She is survived by her husband Harold Jackson of Springfield, father Marvin Trollinger of Yellow Springs, brother and sister-in-law, David and Beverly Trollinger of Springfield, sisters-in-law June Trollinger and Kay Trollinger, both of Yellow Springs, son Jason Duffey and fiancée Kimmerlie Yeary of Cincinnati, son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Angela Duffey of Enon and grandchildren David and Andrew Duffey of Enon. Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 8, at the Xenia Church of Christ, with Pastor Chuck Forsythe officiating. Interment followed at Byron Cemetery in Fairborn. Family received friends from 3–5 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, at McColaugh Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Kathie’s honor.


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