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August 5, 2011

Jack Jennings, Passes Away August 4, 2011, Father to Debbie, Bettie, Jerry and Larry

Jack K. Jennings, Warrensburg, MO
Jack K. Jennings, Warrensburg, Missouri

Jack K. Jennings, 82, Warrensburg, Missouri passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. Jack was born March 19, 1929 in Pittsburg, Kan., to Robert F. and Sarah (Lyngar) Jennings.
He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1947 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1951. He served from 1948-1968 with the 135th Artillery Group of the Missouri Army National Guard rising to the rank of Sergeant Major.
From 1951-1961 he served as the Associate County Extension Agent for Johnson County, Mo., responsible for the organization of 49 4-H clubs with a combined membership of 649 boys and girls and 200 adult leaders.
In 1961, Jack joined Investors Diversified Service (later known as American Express and Ameriprise) and devoted the next 40 years to assisting residents of Johnson, Pettis, Benton, Henry, St. Claire, and Bates counties in Missouri with personal financial planning. During this time, he served as District Manager and Zone Manager.
For the last ten years, Jack has been an active volunteer for Missouri Boys State.
Jack was known for his gentle, soft-spoken manner and his love and respect for nature.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice, of the home; four children, Deborah Turnbow and husband Herb, Bettie Rusher, Larry Jennings and wife Sharon all of Warrensburg, and Jerry Jennings and wife Rita of Sturgeon, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Tim Turnbow, Katie Turnbow, Amanda McSwain, Lisa Jennings, Charlie Rusher, Ken Jennings, and Joe Jennings; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon Marr, Kambrie Jennings, and Ian McSwain.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Jennings, November 2010.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg. Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery will full military honors.
Pallbearers will be Scott Solomon, Lynn Solomon, Bryan Livengood, Justin Patrick, Ryan Bowie and Dan Miller.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Our condolences and prayers to all of the children, grandchildren and friends on the loss of Jack Jennings, a good man and a friend.

The class of 73.