Jaclyn Nicole Dierking, 25, of Kansas City, formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Rev. Jerry Basye and Rev. Russ Johnson will officiate. Music will be provided by pianist Julie Lewis. Pallbearers will be Chris Haghirian, Justin Englehardt, Sam Moore, Arthur Saldanha, Steve Puppe, Nick Bryan, Chuck Murray, T.J. Jackson, Dan Capotosto, Brad Clark and Rance Carlson. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Krause and Steve Klein. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Jaclyn Dierking Memorial Fund. The family requests that people donate blood to the Community Blood Center.
Born Feb. 16, 1978, in Sweet Springs, she was the daughter of Dennis Dierking, who survives of Kansas City and Judy Bachler Dierking, who survives of Marshall. She had lived in Kansas City the last four years, moving from Marshall. She was a member of Gill Memorial Baptist Church in Marshall and was an account executive for Grand Communications, a division of the Kansas City Star. She was a 1996 graduate of Marshall High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society and a student body officer. She was a 2000 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, where she earned a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. She was a member of Phi Mu social sorority and was involved in many activities and organizations at NWMSU. She volunteered as a Big Friend at Garcia Elementary School in Kansas City.
Additional survivors include two brothers, Josh Dierking and wife Dodi of Marshall and Gabe Dierking of Sedalia; maternal grandmother, Vivian Bachler of Holden; paternal grandmother, Mildred Butcher of Concordia; paternal great-grandmother, Dora Krause of Sweet Springs; special friend, Steve Klein of Lee's Summit; one niece; one nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and numerous friends.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Arthur L. Bachler; paternal grandfather, AlFreland Dierking; and paternal stepgrandfather, James Butcher.
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