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Kenneth Eugene Jennings


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Kenneth Eugene Jennings Obituary
Kenneth Eugene Jennings, 64, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Holden passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Center Point Medical Center in Independence.

Kenneth was born November 21, 1949, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Alvin "Ken" Jennings and Lucille Frances (Gordon) Jennings. He was raised on the family farm north of Holden and graduated from Holden High School in 1967. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge from active duty, Kenneth graduated from University of Central Missouri with a B. S. in Agribusiness. Shortly after, he moved to Independence where he went to work for the 7-Eleven Convenience Store Chain for several years. Kenneth was united in marriage to Sylvia Dawn Ware on February 17, 1979, at Elm Springs Baptist Church. He eventually became employed with the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in 2007 following thirty years of service. He was a member of Holden F.F.A. He was the Star Farmer in 1967. Kenneth was a member of the All-Together 4-H Club. He was also a longtime member of Elm Springs Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; parents: Kenneth and Lucille Jennings of Holden, Mo.; daughter: Janene Jennings of Independence, Mo.; sons: Jerome Jennings of Independence, Mo., and Jeremy Jennings of Independence, Mo.; stepdaughter: Christina Parrino of Independence, Mo.; stepson: Matthew Hey of Baldwin City, Kan.; sisters: Linda Brown and husband, Warren of Liberty, Mo., and Rosalee Wilson and husband, Rob of Lenexa, Kan.; brother: Larry Jennings of Holden, Mo.; step grandchildren: Christyle Parrino and Sterling Parrino and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Elm Springs Baptist Church, north of Kingsville, with Pastor Robin Dale officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Springs Cemetery, north of Holden. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday April 16, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Elm Springs Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net

Arrangements: Williams Funeral Chapel - Holden
Published in The Examiner on Apr. 16, 2014
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