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Dakota Gamblin October 13, 1995 - June 18, 2020

Dakota LeeAnn Jackson Gamblin, age 24 of Coronado, California formerly of Galena, Missouri passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was born October 13, 1995 in Wood River Hospital, Wood River, Illinois. She was the daughter of Lisa A. Ray and John R. Jackson, Sr. On October 22, 2016 Dakota was united in marriage to Keith D. Gamblin at Branson Christian Church in Branson, Missouri.
Dakota grew up in Galena, attending Reeds Spring School District and graduating from Reeds Spring High School in 2014.
She is survived by her loving husband of four years, her parents, brother John Jackson, Jr., grandparents Robert and Betty Jackson and Eddie and Debbie Ray, great-grandfather Raymond Spiroff, mother and step-father-in-law Jodie and John Heard, one brother-in-law, seven sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.
Dakota’s organs were donated through Mid-America Transplant in St. Louis. Her generous gift saved the lives of three people and she will live on through them.
Dakota was very loved and will be sadly missed but her memory will live on forever in the hearts of her loving family and she will never be forgotten.

Funeral services for Dakota will be 11:30 A.M. Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Sean Gasper officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 P.M. in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday until service time in the funeral home. Arrangements under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. On line condolences may shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



Under the latest Coronavirus Pandemic, Barnes Family Funeral Home is under the guidelines of NFDA and the state governed mandate policy regarding COVID-19. Therefore, our limitations are implemented as no gatherings larger than 20 people and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet. Our obituaries will be updated according to the progress of our mandates and information regarding our families wishes. With these safety measures we are obedient to others and consider safety and laws first. Our staff is working with others to expedite this situation and continue serving our community with care and compassion for their loved ones. During this most difficult time, our blessings and dedication will always come from our hearts and placing our families needs first. Our online condolences and website is always available and suggested as a method of correspondence with the family, www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com



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    Donna Eck says

    So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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    Diane Hammock says

    My heart is hurts knowing you are gone. Rest in peace Dakota…

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    Beverly Ard says

    Our condolences. Prayers for the family. Cannot even imagine.

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    Shannon says

    I didn’t know her vary well but we went to school together and she was friends with my sister. She was always vary nice and I hope she went peacefully. My prayers are with her family.

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    Linda McClery says

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

    Jeff and Linda McClery