Jacquelyn "Jackie" Joy Muir was born the youngest of nine children to Alvin and Ora Kenedy Steadman on June 11, 1039 in Orleans, NE. Jackie and her twin sister were born at home before and after midnight, having different birthdays. She departed this life on January 9, 2010 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 29 days.
She was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Orleans, NE. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Naponee until its closing in 1973, when her membership was transferred to Franklin. Jackie attended grades K-12 in Orleans, NE graduating in 1957. She was a member of the high school choir and pep club. She participated in the union and senior class plays. Her favorite subject was math. Her favorite sport in high school was volleyball. Later, she coached her daughter's grade school volleyball team in Naponee. Following high school graduation, Jackie was employed as a bookkeeper for the Pioneer Village in Minden.
Jackie was united in marriage to Bobbie Muir on Feb. 9, 1958 in Orleans, NE. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2005. To this union two children were born, Stanley Robert and Brenda Lee. Bobbie and Jackie spent nearly all their married years in Naponee. She was the secretary for Jim Bishop in Republican City and later worked with Bobbie at The Island for many years.
In 1978, she started working as a cook at Franklin Public Schools, where she was employed for 20 years, until retirement. Jackie was a member of the Hicks-Siegel American Legion Auxiliary Post #364 for 52 years. Jackie loved to bowl and was a member of a league bowling team in Alma for many years. She enjoyed the family`s annual trip to Lincoln every March for the Boy`s State Basketball Tournament. She enjoyed attending the grandchildren`s sporting events, cattle shows, and school programs. She took great pride in raising a flower garden. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
The Muir household was always a favorite gathering place for special occasions and holidays. She continued to enjoy visiting with family and friends after moving to the Golden Age Village in April 2007, and never knew a stranger. She was known to her family, friends, and the community as Grandma Jackie. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Jackie was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She was a member of Naponee Auxiliary, Clatter Club, and United Congregational Church.
She is survived by her son Stan Muir and wife Shelly, Franklin, NE; Daughter Brenda Robinett and husband Craig, Riverton, NE; Grandchildren: Jeff Muir and fiance Jill, Omaha, NE; Luke, Colt and Alicia Muir, Franklin, NE; Cody and Jamie Robinett, Riverton, NE; Great grandchild: Jaylen Muir, Omaha, NE; twin sister Marilyn Bashford and husband Marvin, Manhattan, KS; sisters: LaVenna Jackson, Happy, TX; Shirley Wolzen, Grand Island, NE; Brothers Jim Steadman and wife Marge, Overland Park, KS; Tracey Steadman and wife Shirley, Aurora, CO; Sister-in-law Darlene Haines, North Platte, NE; and Brother-in-law Donnie Muir and wife Margaret, Grand Island, NE.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Cllinton and Bill Steadman, and sister Virginia Coffey.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Friday, January 15, 2010 at United Congregational Church with Rev. Herman Keen, Rev. Duane Lauber, and Rev Terry Post officiating. Burial will be in Naponee Cemetery, Naponee, Nebraska. Visitation will be from 9 AM to 12 PM Monday through Wednesday and from 9 AM to 8 PM Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Hutchins Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to the Jackie Muir Memorial Fund.