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Elinore “Jackie” Kasnetz

ELINORE JACKIE” KASNETZ, April 3, 1928-July 5, 2024

Beloved wife of 59 years of the late Marvin Kasnetz; dear mother of Madalyn (Russ) Payne, Carla (Tom) Ross, and Andy (Holly) Kasnetz; devoted grandmother of Lindsay and Ethan Payne, Brian (Lindsay) Ross, Michael (Emily) Ross, and Alex and the late Zachary Kasnetz. Jackie was the adored daughter of the late Samuel and Esther Rain and the sister of the late Irene Rain and the late Mildred Plax. She was the dear step-grandmother of Deborah (Josh) Stewart, Jennifer (Michael) McMillan, Stephen Payne, and Tristan Finazzo; the loving Bubbe of Jack, Molly, Liam, and Blake Ross; mother-in-law to Teresa Flynn; dear aunt, great-aunt, and friend to many.

During her lengthy career Jackie was an accomplished early childhood education administrator, consultant, and human resources professional.  After retirement she and Marvin shared the joy of traveling widely in Europe, South America, North America, and many other destinations. They participated in numerous Lifelong Learning retreats throughout the United States.

Jackie had a keen intelligence and was an avid reader and book collector throughout her life. She loved art and classical music. Her warm, outgoing personality and generous spirit made others feel comfortable in her presence. She leaves a wealth of cherished memories for those who were fortunate enough to know and love her. We will miss her every day.

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Friday July 12, 11AM at United Hebrew Cemetery, 7855 Canton Ave. 63130.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Jackie on October 27th, 1PM at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Rd. 63141.

Contributions in Jackie’s memory can be made to the Zachary Flynn Kasnetz Memorial Law School Scholarship at the University of Missouri.

Visit www.bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.

BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

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