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“I was blessed to get to know Jackie and to be able to call her my best friend. I loved her so very much ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Cindy Imler - South Bend

“So sorry to hear about Jackie's passing. We have been out of touch for quite some time since my move to Florida, but she was often in my thoughts....Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Chris Gantert - Sarasota, FL

“So sorry to hear about this. Sympathies to Kim and Chuck and their families. I Always enjoyed my time hanging out at the at the Barna's. Many fond...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Sue Matthews Reynolds - El Paso, TX

“My deep condolenscenes and prayers to you and your family. The loss of a parent is so painful.May God embrace her in His loving arms for all...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Tami Harris-Vasta - South Bend, IN

“We are so sorry Kim and Jim. Jacky has been a part of our lives forever. Prayers are sent your way . May beautiful dear Jacky Rest In Peace. Love...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Beth Keultjes - South bend, IN

“My condolences to all, May God be with you and your family in this time of need and always Sincerely Trudy Gulbranson ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“We are saddened beyond belief to hear of Jackie's passing. She was a dear friend for many years. We cannot wait to see her again in heaven! Scott...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Meg Mark - South Bend, IN

“The moment Ashlee was born, Jackie fell in love with her. She called her " her little precious moment , China doll. " ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Holy Tonya - Fort wayne, IN


Jacquelyn S. Deese, 74, of South Bend, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Healthwin Specialized Care Facility. She was born on July 23, 1942, in South Bend, to the late Jack Russell Carney and Mary Ellen (Blosser) Carney and was a lifelong area resident. On July 27, 1960, as Jacquelyn S. Carney, she married Charles A. Barna, who preceded her in death on January 17, 1970. On August 3, 1990, she married Thomas F. Deese, who also preceded her in death on June 24, 2010. Jacquelyn is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (James) Keultjes; her son, Charles Barna, both of South Bend; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Jacquelyn will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend, where friends may visit for two hours prior to the service. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pet Refuge. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.