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Jacqueline "Jackie" (Sterling) Bucklew

September 22, 1950 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 68)

Jacqueline “Jackie” Kay Bucklew, 68, of Kingwood, WV, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Jackie was born September 22, 1950, in Kingwood, a daughter of the late Herbert Russell and Mary Minerva (Elliot) Sterling.

She retired after teaching for over 25 years in Morgantown and then Arkansas. Jackie enjoyed traveling with her husband, spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John Bucklew; two daughters and spouse, Cheryl and Barry Carter of Canonsburg, PA, Dawn Hovatter and companion Andy Bailey of Clarksburg; one sister and spouse, Thera Jeanene and George Vincent of Bridgeport; 5 grandchildren, Makayla Hovatter, Logan Hovatter, Brandon Hanlin, Shelby Hanlin, and Martina Carter; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert “Herb” Russell Sterling Jr. and L. William “Bill” Sterling; two sisters, Sandy Garlitz and Mary Joretha Johnson.

Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., the hour of the funeral service in the funeral home chapel with Reverend David Spence officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Niche Wall.

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