She retired from the city of Fulton as personnel director.
She previously worked in the art department at Sealright Packaging Co. and at The Fulton Patriot newspaper creating page layouts as one of the “ink-stained wretches in the back room.”
Jeannette was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton and its choir. She was the last surviving original member of the Fulton Hobos and was an award-winning local artist, working primarily in oils and acrylics.
Jeannette served as a foster mother for 57 children. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapter, 105, O.E.S. and served as the first Queen of the Organization of Triangle in Fulton.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Mabel “Greatie” Dixon and by her sister, Barbara Dixon Phelps, who died in January 2014.
Surviving are her four children, Sheila (Mary Jackson) Peacock of Manlius, Marcia Peacock of Sterling, Bruce Peacock and Lawrence “Lee” (April Parry) Peacock all of Fulton; grandchildren, Haley and Taylor Jackson, Michael (Lynn) King, Adam (Alicia) King, Robert (Amber) Acker and Nicholas and Andrew Peacock; great grandchildren, Ava and Addyson King and Jade Acker; brothers-in-law, Bruce Phelps and Roy Peacock; nieces, Linda Russell and Carol Hoyt; a cousin, Naomi Snyder and great nieces and great nephews.
Calling hours were Friday, April 11, at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday (today) at the funeral home, the Rev. Jeffrey Hodge officiating.
Burial will be at Mt. Adnah Cemetery in Fulton.