Obituary for Jacquelyn "Jacque" VanBlarcum (Gage)
Jacquelyn R. VanBlarcum, age 69, of Greenwood went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She was born March 26, 1948 in Kansas City, MO to Raymond and Dorothy (Powers) Gage. Jacque, as her friends and family call her, was a Registered Nurse for many years, receiving her MS of Nursing in Education at Indiana Wesleyan University as well as her BS in Nursing. She received her AS degree from Marian University. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and helped with many activities there. She was a Certified Parrish Nurse and she held a deep passion for education. She was inducted into the National Honor Society for Nursing. Jacque loved to quilt and she truly loved and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Jacque married David VanBlarcum in November, 1986 and he survives her along with sons, Ronald David (Amy) Franklin and Douglas Wayne (Nicole) Franklin, all of Trenton, MO and Phillip (Dawn) VanBlarcum of Indianapolis; daughter, Juli Davette (David) White of Indianapolis; brothers, Bill Gage of Excelsior Spring, MO and Bob Gage of Kansas City, MO; sisters, Martha Mullens and Donna Salisbury, both of Gladstone, MO; 13 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, William VanBlarcum; brothers, Ralph and Eddie Gage.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 8540 US-31, Indianapolis, IN 46227 with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood. Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in her memory. To send or view online condolences, please use this page.
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