Simkins Funeral Home
6251 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 965-2500


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Leah Merle Jennetten, 79, of Morton Grove, courageous, beautiful and eloquent soulmate of the late Earl Edward; loving mother of Stephen (the late Ruth), Linda (Ronald) Ward, and David; proud grandmother of John Quinlan, Amy, Shawn (Erica) Nelson, Jaclyn, Sara, and Kevin; dear sister of Mack (Margaret) Falknor, Nancy (the late Ronald) Lanning and the late Donald Falknor and Mary Ellen Bray. Leah was born April 19, 1931, in Morton Grove to Amelia, nee Butler, and Mack David Falknor. A lifetime resident of Morton Grove, she worked for Baxter Intl. and Oakton Community College. She was an inspiration to anyone who knew her and was a nurturing mentor to family and strangers. Her caring thoughts to Beth P. Pamela, Ronnie, Mickey, Jeff, Jennifer, Bill, and the late Phillip; all nieces, nephews and special friends. Heaven will be complete now that she joins her lifetime love, Earl, her husband. Visitation, Friday, 3 to 8 p.m. at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL 60053. Memorial service Monday at 11 a.m. at The Morton Grove Community Church 8944 Austin Ave. Morton Grove, IL 60053. Inurnment Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to your favorite charity appreciated. Sign online guestbook at www.simkinsfuneralhome.com 847-965-2500

Published in Chicago Tribune on May 20, 2010
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