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Tompkins, Jackie

Tompkins, Jackie

December 14, 1959 — July 22, 2021

Jackie (Garrett) Tompkins, 61, of Liberty, MO, passed away suddenly of complications from MS on July 22, 2021. She was diagnosed with MS in 1989, and for 32 years never let it define her. Jackie would always say, "I may have MS but MS doesn't have me!".

Jackie was born December 14, 1959, in Purdy, MO. She grew up in Independence and graduated from Truman High School. She was united in marriage to Keith D. Tompkins on April 20, 1979. Jackie worked for Southwestern Bell, later AT&T until 1993.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, George Earl Garrett; and brother, Kenny Garrett. She leaves her husband and companion of 42 years, Keith; and a nephew, Jeremy Garrett. She also leaves her beloved cat Thunder, one of seven she's cherished since Keith and Jackie were married. Jackie was greatly loved and will be missed.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory are suggested to the MS Society.

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A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory are suggested to the MS Society.

Tompkins, Jackie's Guestbook

Even though I didn't know you as well as I would have liked to, I really enjoyed spending what little time we had together. Your laughter and sense of humor was infectious I can see why Sheryl adored you as much as she did! Keep all those folks up in heaven laughing! Judy Simpson

JUDY SIMPSON

Jackie was my best friend, when she moved to Independence, when we were in the 6th grade. We instantly hit it off. She was the sister I never had biologically. We were inseparable during our school years. We had our ups & downs over the years, but she's always been in my heart! She's been a fighter against her MS all these years and I will miss her deeply. Thank you, Keith for taking care of my friend all these years! You were blessed to have each other! Her love for you was unwavering! I will miss her always!

Sheryl L OBrien

Aunt Jackie has and will always hold a special place in my heart. She was blessed to have you, Uncle Keith as a loving husband that went above and beyond caring for her. She always had a way of making us laugh and have fun when we spent time with her. She will be missed by so many that she has touched but she will still be touching us all from above. God speed Aunt Jackie and until we see you again, may you rest in piece. Love you!!

Michelle Ketchum

When I remember Jackie, her laugh is what stands out the most. It was contagious... I recall being at family gatherings as a child, Jackie would always make light of things and make us kids laugh uncontrollably! May you fly high with the angels above! Uncle Keith my heart pours out to you! Jackie was blessed to have a husband so devoted and loving as you are. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Your loved from afar!!!

Casey Tompkins

Keith. You and Jackie were a wonderful couple. You devoted all your time to taking care of Jackie. It goes without saying that she will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers and a big thank you for all you did for Jackie. She will be missed. Love from us!

Ken & Barb Tompkins

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