News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 27, 2013

Rosemary Frances Jackman


BRAZIL — BRAZIL — Rosemary Frances Jackman, 82, of Brazil, formerly of Bridgeton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

She was a retired registered nurse for the former Vermillion County Hospital at Clinton, retiring in 1995 with 42 years of service.

She was born July 8, 1930 in Bloomingdale, to the late Myron Bullock and Muriel Borders Bullock Swaim.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Clay Swaim. Her husband of 57 years, Fred Jackman Jr., who she married Nov. 18, 1950, died Nov. 26, 2007.

Survivors include one son, Todd (Lorrie) Jackman of Bridgeton; three daughters, Marcia (Tim) Sherman of Austin, Texas, Melanie (Alan Neal) Boyd of Brazil, and Melinda Helton of Brazil; two half-brothers, Jim (Keitha) Swaim of Burnsville, N.C., and Roy (Nellie) Bullock of West Monroe, La.; one step-brother, Don (Evelyn) Swaim of Rockville; nine grandchildren, Heather (Troy) Scott, Brad (Robin) Hiland, Anna (Michael)  Kupidlowski, Aaron (Christa) Sherman, Adrianne Sherman, Catie Helton, Casey (Aly) Helton, Christina Helton and Ryan Jackman; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a 1948 graduate of Rockville High School and a 1951 graduate of Methodist Hospital’s College of Nursing in Indianapolis. In 1993 she was named Vermillion County Hospital nurse of the year. She was a member of the Rosedale Baptist Church and attended the Community Missionary Church of Brazil.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home, 287 N. Main St., Rosedale, with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Run Cemetery at Bridgeton. Visitation is 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home. Memorials should friends so desire, may be made to the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 in her memory. Friends may sign on online guest register at: