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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Kingsfield, nee Rapp, 80, a longtime resident of Hinsdale and Willowbrook, passed peacefully at Amita Hinsdale Hospital on Nov. 10, 2020, after a mighty fight against the COVID-19 virus.
Jackie was born and raised in Hinsdale where her family owned Rapp’s Bakery in the 1940s and 50s. She graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1958 and then Fairleigh Dickinson College, earning a degree in dental hygiene. She dedicated much of her life to the family business Black Horse Golf Club in Westmont (1962-90), now Green Meadows Golf Club. After selling the golf course, she ventured into a catering business and eventually returned to her career as a dental hygienist, which she continued until just recently.
Jackie loved fiercely and unconditionally and possessed a courageous and resilient passion for life. She loved spontaneous adventures, playing the piano, baking, hosting family dinners, book club and most of all being a cherished mom and grandma “Mimi.” Her influence on others, as she led by example, is far reaching and will live on for years. “Walk with purpose,” her motto, will be forever embedded in the mindset of her children, grandchildren and all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren “Jim” Kingsfield.
She is survived by her children, William, James (Heather) and Jill (Deomara Velez); her daughter-in-law, Dodi; her grandchildren, Cassidy, Madeleine, Phoebe, Clare, Winnifred, Olivia, Jasmine, Owen, Joshua and Noah.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, a celebration of life will be planned at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amita Health Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, P.O. Box 130, Hinsdale, IL 60522-0130, or online at