Jacquelyn M. Acton
Jacquelyn Mary Wohlleb Acton, 67, of Elizabeth, Ind., died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind.
She was born Jan. 31, 1953, in Louisville, Ky., to the late Anthony Wohlleb Sr. and Marilyn Smith Wohlleb.
She graduated from Loretto Catholic High School in 1971 and worked at her family’s business, Wohlleb’s Bakery, in Louisville, for many years and also helped at her mother’s bookstore. Jacquelyn was employed at Mills Pharmacy in New Albany, Steinco in Elizabeth and St. Jude’s call center in New Albany and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Lanesville, Ind.
Jacquelyn loved reading, watching history channels and talking to her kids and brothers on the phone. She also loved her husband, Robert, whom she married on Jan. 23, 1981. They were planning on renewing their wedding vows next year to celebrate their 40th anniversary. When she was in good health, she loved watching her children, grandchildren and nephews play sports. Her favorite NFL team was the Indianapolis Colts, especially when Peyton Manning played. She had a special place for cats, especially, Damon. She was an avid traveler, from Florida to Niagara Falls, N.Y., to out west, including Yellowstone and the Rocky Mountains to the Grand Canyon and also to two of the Hawaiian Islands.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Acton; her son, Jonathan Acton of Elizabeth; her daughters, Jessica Schneider (Jason) of Lanesville, Tiffaney Powers (Jason) of Corydon, Ind., and Sarah Acton (fiancé Zachary Newton) of Louisville; her grandchildren, Lakyn Elliott, Ellie Schneider, Macy Powers and Lucy Schneider; and her brothers, Anthony Wohlleb (Karen) of Charlestown, Ind., and Mark Wohlleb of Jeffersonville, Ind.
Funeral services will be private at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville. Pastor Mark Carnahan will officiate.
Visitation will be public from 12 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Pallbearers will be Eric, Nic and Kenny Acton, Steve and Jason Pendleton and Terry Elliott.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St John’s Lutheran School or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.