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Jackie "Peaches" Walton Storer, 82, Kokomo, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Kokomo, the son of the late Henry J. and Maude B. (Jenkins) Storer. On Dec. 11, 1954, at Main Street Methodist Church in Kokomo, he married Ruthella L. Butler, and she survives.
Jack was a 1953 graduate of Kokomo High School, where he played for the Kokomo Wildkats football team and sang in the choir. He served with the Indiana National Guard for eight years. Jack retired after 30 years of service from Continental Steel Corp. as a machinist and then retired after 16 years of service from Delco Electronics. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. His passion was making thousands of the walking sticks for the church ministry that were handed out during the Howard County 4-H Fair. Upon retirement, Jack attended Ivy Tech Community College and turned his years of craftsmanship into woodworking, and enjoyed making stained-glass novelties.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ruthella L. Storer, Kokomo; children, Jeffery A. Storer, Sharon L. McKean, and John David (Pamela) Storer, all of Kokomo; grandchildren, John D. Storer II, Elkhart, Jennifer D. Broadbent, Indianapolis, Adam R. (Ashley) Storer, Maryland, Melissa L. McKean, Kokomo, and Daniel R. McKean, Kokomo; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Carson Broadbent, Madeline, Molly, Isaac and Evelyn Storer, Parker A. Wernz, Marshall R. Gilbert, and Gracie McKean.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Virginia L. Hunt, and his brothers, Glen D. Storer and Henry J. Storer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St., with Pastor David Leeder officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jack's memory to First Church of the Nazarene. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on October 3, 2017
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