Jackie Soma, age 56, of Altamont, Kansas, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at her home.

Jackie was born May 16, 1961, in Luverne, Minnesota, the youngest of the five children of Merrill and Beverly (Lindstrom) Soma. After moving with her family to Missouri, she graduated from Lamar High School in 1979. Jackie later married Dwight Gath, and together they had two sons, Matthew and Jesse.

With a sharp mind and affinity for numbers, Jackie had worked as an accountant for several companies for many years. She was an avid reader and a natural champion at Nintendo. Jackie was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Matt Gath, McCune, Kansas and Jesse (Rebecca) Gath, Livingston, Texas; four grandchildren, Ryan, Cody, Charli, and Brynli Gath; two brothers, Jim (Jenny) Soma, Lamar and Jeff Soma, Pasadena, Texas; two sisters, Jenice (Larry) Gaither and Jerri Soma, Lamar; many nephews and nieces; and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and a niece, Colee Grubb.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 30th, at Daniel Funeral Home. Honoring Jackie’s wishes, she will later be cremated.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Jackie’s family, in care of the funeral home.



#8 RE: Jackie SomaKim 2017-12-29 01:24
Prayers and love sent to family and friends.
#7 Altamont, KSThe Finley Family 2017-12-28 22:40
Jesse, Becky and family. We are So Very Sorry for your loss. Your Mother was Beautiful and we will miss her smile. You each are in our hearts. The Finleys
#6 Springfield MOCindy Parker 2017-12-27 19:38
Prayers to all of Jackie's family. So sorry for your loss. She was a very special person!
#5 Lamar, MoJan VanGilder 2017-12-27 15:02
My sincere condolences to Jackie's family. May God grant you strength, peace, and comfort as you remember Jackie! Hold your memories close.
#4 Lamar MissouriMary Roth 2017-12-27 11:57
Fly high Jackie!!
My heart aches for all of you!!
#3 Frontenac kansasPatty staples 2017-12-27 03:13
Jesse and family I am so sorry for your loss love you Jesse gath
#2 Mitchell, SDSharon Young 2017-12-27 01:16
Sending prayers to all of you. Watching the video you put together I was transported back down memory lane to the times when the Soma family would get together at Grandpa and Grandma’s when you kids were small. I remember you when you were all little before you moved to Lamar. Too many years went by without staying in touch. I pray that you are comforted by knowing that Jackie is now in the presence of Jesus. Love you all.
#1 Napa, CaliforniaTerry & Janie Cotter 2017-12-27 00:57
Jenice, Our deepest regrets for you and your family. We continue to prayer for strength and God’s peace in daily bread portions.

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