Jackie Jo Tiegreen, Age: 85
Aug 8, 1933 -- Jun 8, 2019

Jacquelyn Jo Tiegreen entered her heavenly home Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Westchester Village in Lenexa, Kansas after a short bout with cancer.  She was 85.  The youngest of five children, Jackie was born to Floyd and Gladys Liester on August 8, 1933 in their home at Menlo, Kansas.  Raised on the farm, Jackie was driving a grain truck by the age of ten.  As her older siblings grew up and moved away, her parents opened up a room in their home for boarding.  A young teacher by the name of William Tiegreen rented the room while he taught and coached at the local high school. A young romance began, and Bill and Jackie were married on June 24, 1951, nearly 68 years ago.

The young couple moved to Goodland, Kansas as Bill acquired a new teaching and coaching position at the high school. While in that tenure, the first two of their three children were born, and Jackie was at home with them. In 1955 the family moved to Kansas City, Kansas where Bill assumed similar positions at Washington High School, and their third and youngest child arrived.

The year of 1958 brought several changes for the family.  Bill assumed yet an additional teaching and coaching position at Shawnee Mission North High School and Jackie began her career as a purchasing agent for Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation where she worked faithfully for about twenty years.  Shortly thereafter, in 1959, the family moved to a new home in Merriam, Kansas, and later to Lenexa, Kansas where Bill and Jackie both progressed in their careers and the children matured and left home. They were in this home since 1973 until moving into Westchester Village.

 Following her years at Owens Corning as a purchasing agent, Jackie embraced her flair for creativity and hospitality by opening her entrepreneurial home decor business, “Quackies by Jackie.” She hosted elite craft shows in her own home and around the Midwest to sell her products.  She later sold her business.

Everyone who knew Jackie appreciated her artistic and ingenious talents which were demonstrated by her Quackies and other creations, her beautiful parties, and welcoming spirit.  Among those most blessed by her creative gifts, were her children and five grandchildren.  She created beautiful household décor for her children’s homes and clothing for her grandchildren including matching Easter dresses, matching Christmas pajamas, short sets, pjs, dresses, and shirts. Her parties, family gatherings, and holiday meals are among the favorite memories of all those who knew and loved her.

In Jackie’s latter years, she took great comfort in knowing her relationship with Christ and her eternal home with him was secured.

Jackie was preceded in death by her father, Floyd Liester, her mother Gladys, her sister, Opal Gaydosh, and her brothers Arvin and Milford.

She is survived by her brother, Forest Liester of Montrose, Colorado, her beloved husband, Bill Tiegreen, her children Roger (Annette), Rhonda (Bob), Randy (Marilyn), five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Please join us in the celebration service of Jackie’s life on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Garrett Chapel 2020 E. Sheridan St. Olathe, KS 66062 followed by a luncheon for family and friends in Uphaus Hall next door.  Both locations are part of College Church of the Nazarene adjacent to MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Jackie’s family would like to especially thank her hospice nurse, Carolyn Titus of Ascend Hospice, the amazing staff at Westchester Village for their loving care, their beloved family and friends who visited, including the friends and pastors from their church families at both College Church and Lenexa Baptist. The support has been phenomenal.

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Roylene Phillips Jun 10 ,2019

Roylene@usa. Com ,Greeley ,Colorado

Jackie and I became friends in College Church Sunday School Class. She was always willing to help whether it be a Class pot luck luncheons, ladies tea or Christmas parties for the Class. She was a Classy Lady and wonderful friend. Her ancestor Edward Liester came over on the Mayflower and fought my ancestor Edward Doty as the first to fight on American soil. We enjoyed talking about those who came before us and the likelihood of us ever making the connection. RIP my sweet friend. My prayers are with Bill and the family.

Linda Day Jun 11 ,2019

church friend ,Paola ,Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Jackie's sweet smile and friendly greetings. We think of Jackie and Bill often especially on June 24th as we share the same wedding anniversary date. We will see her again some day in heaven.

Elliot and Aubrey Omanson Jun 11 ,2019

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Our hearts go out to you and your family. Losing a loved one is always difficult but knowing her son and family let's us know what a wonderful life she led.

Lewis Erickson Aug 26 ,2019

my mom was Bill's first cousin ,Bel Aire ,Kansas

I just heard of Jackie's passing and was very sorry to hear of that. While I was too little to remember the family get togethers years ago, my mom always spoke so highly of Bill and Jackie. I was blessed to read about her faith in Christ. God has promised to bless those that mourn by comforting them. May you feel God's presence and comfort at this time. May you also frequently recall the good memories of Jackie.

Celebration of Life
Garrett Chapel
2020 E. Sheridan St.
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Jun 13 ,2019
11:00 AM
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