Jacqueline Edrington

December 20, 1946 - August 11, 2019

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Edrington of Merritt Island, Florida, entered into Eternal Rest on Sunday, August 11th at age 95. She was born near Amiens, France, and was a long-term resident of both Butler and Blue Springs, Missouri. She was the first child of Louis Raffiani and Solange Bigand Raffiani both of France who, with her brother Guy Raffiani, preceded her in death.

Jackie immigrated to the U.S. from France at the end of World War II to marry John Leslie Edrington of Butler. The couple began their marriage in Butler where all three of their children were born before John’s work moved the family to Lee’s Summit. The Edrington’s moved to Palmdale, California, and Tequesta, Florida, as John’s career followed the aerospace industry. Jackie raised her family, and then completed college at Florida Atlantic University, graduating with honors. After retirement, the Edrington’s returned to Butler where John passed on in 1979. Mrs. Edrington lived with her daughter, Rozanne, first in Butler, and then Blue Springs as both pursued careers in Education.

Jacqueline was a retired Missouri school teacher having taught at Appleton City High School, Butler High School, and St. Mary’s Catholic High School in lndependence. A skilled linguist, Jackie taught English, German and her native French.

Jacqueline loved traveling, and visited throughout Europe, Australia, and the Americas, but returned often to her beloved France. Mrs. Edrington was often a passenger on her favorite conveyance, cruise ships, and was recognized as a Four Star Mariner on the Holland America Line.

Jackie is survived by her sisters Marie Claire Raffiani and Claudette Raffiani Comtat, a son, Patrick Edrington (Della) of Culpeper, Virginia, and two daughters, Marcia Hynes (Dick) of Cocoa Village, Florida, and Rozanne Edrington of Merritt Island, Florida. Her seven grandchildren include Troy Edrington (Lisa) of Port St. Lucie, Florida, John Edrington (Amanda) of White Lake, Michigan, Hillary Hynes Famularo (Jason) of Tallahassee, Florida, Holly Hynes Bero (Tony) of Issaquah, Washington, Heidi Hynes Nuttall (Carson) of Manvel, Texas, Ryan Hynes of Fenton, Michigan, and Haley Hynes {Matthew Joseph) of Cedar City, Utah. Mrs. Edrington was loved by her seventeen great-grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Local relatives include Anna Moore, Karol Winegardner and Alan Daniel. A wonderful legacy of four generations is left by a Grand Lady.

Visitation and Funeral Mass were held August 19, 2019 at St. Robert Bellannine Cahtolic Church in Blue Springs, MO followed by interment in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel. Donations my be made in her memory to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

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