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Jacquelyn Kay Stults

November 10, 2023
Kalamazoo, MI




Jacquelyn Kay Stults, age 76, of Kalamazoo passed away November 10, 2023. She was born December 28, 1946 in Battle Creek, Michigan to the late William J. and Karleen L. (Keeney) Blackmar.

Jackie graduated from Battle Creek Central in 1965. After two years at Central Michigan University, she and a girlfriend traveled to California where she began her long career in the legal profession. She returned to Kalamazoo to work at Brown, Coleman, and DeMent which later became Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, and she eventually retired in 2007.

Jackie had many interests. Her dad, WJ, put a tennis racket in her hand at the age of six and she never put it down. Later in life, she transitioned into pickleball and developed a passion for golf. The friends she met in work and play lasted all her life.

In retirement, Jackie volunteered with the West Michigan Cancer Center, American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, and Rose Arbor Hospice.

Her long struggle with cancer never diminished her strong spirit, sense of humor, and love of life.

She is survived by her loving family: her husband, Brian Stults, Sr.; her step-children, Karen Stults, Brian Stults, Jr., and Louise (Sheardy) Stults; and her grandchildren, Ben and Maddie Stults.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 11:00 am at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial and Cremation Services, 3926 S 9th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, with a time for food and fellowship immediately following.

Contributions in Jackie's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or Centrica Care Navigators. Family also encourages you to shop at and donate to the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop to support a cause close to Jackie's heart.

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