Jacqueline Kay “Jackie” Pope Loudner, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 12:50 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been a patient the past month.

Jackie was born on February 17, 1945, in Good Hope, Ohio to Paul and Louise Duff Pope and was reared in the Good Hope community.  She was a 1963 graduate of Miami Trace High School.  From an early age, Jackie had a great love for education and children.  She earned a bachelor of science in education in 1967, from The Ohio State University. Shortly thereafter, she married the love of her life, Raymond J. Loudner, on June 29, 1968. She decided to further her education and earned a master’s degree from the University of Dayton in 1982.

Jackie began her career as a teacher in the Columbus Public Schools and then began teaching at Washington City Schools where she taught from 1968, until her retirement in 2001, as a reading specialist.

Jacqueline was a proud member of the Mother’s Circle organization, Grace United Methodist Church, and her beloved “Lunch Bunch”. The Lunch Bunch group met weekly for over 55 years and was compromised of friends who were like family: Marlene Rankin, Nancy Ratliff, Peggy Vrettos, Marilyn Dawson, Karen Bernard, Pat Gall, Karen Hoppes, Judy Clay, and Sandy Gruber. She loved to host luncheons, parties, and make everyone she knew feel welcomed and loved. Jacqueline was an avid Bridge and Euchre player and loved spending her time on Anna Maria Island, Florida. She treasured her black cat; Chappie, Diet Coke, travel, golf, monograms and doting on her grandchildren. She was always packed and ready for her next adventure. Her sweet smile and laugh filled every room she entered.

Jacqueline is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Ray; her two daughters, Erin Loudner Emerson (John) Phillips of Edgewood, KY and Regan Loudner of Columbus; her granddaughters: Quincy, Darby, and Lily Emerson; a brother, Ronald Pope; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Judy and Topper Black, and special nieces and nephews: April (David) McCarty, Chip (Allison) Black, Brent (Anna) Black and Tiffany (Ben) Adler.

Jacqueline valiantly fought against myelofibrosis for 22 years and did not allow her condition to get in the way of living a beautiful and joy-filled life full of love and adventure. She will forever be remembered as the most loving, strong, giving, and warmhearted mother, wife, and friend to all.

The funeral will be Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 3 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, are encouraged.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.




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  • Chuck Ritenour says:

    Jackie. You were like a rose that spread beauty light warmth and graciousness where ever you went. Your spirit and kindness are something that comes along rarely and will be sorely missed in this world. As a believer in the risen Lord Jesus i know that to be absent from the body is to be with the Lord.

  • Ronald E Whiteside says:

    I attended Wayne Elementary and on my first day of school in 1953, I had no idea where the first grade room was located (Jackie was in 3rd grade). Jackie could see that I was completely lost, asked where I was going and then took me to my first grade room. That was over 69 years ago and I still remember her compassion shown to me that day. Jackie, rest in peace.