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Cora Frances Jennings

February 7, 1930 October 13, 2020
Cora Frances Jennings
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Obituary for Cora Frances Jennings

Cora Frances (Franklin) Jennings, 90, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020 at St. Luke’s Nursing Center, Carthage. Cora was born February 7, 1930 in South Greenfield, Missouri, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Mildred (Shouse) Franklin. She was a 1948 graduate of Greenfield High School. She married the love of her life, Glenn E. Jennings, on March 5, 1949 in Mount Vernon, Missouri. After raising her family, Cora worked for the Jasper County Collectors office and for the customer service department of KPL Gas Service. She was an active member of the Fairview Christian Church, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, serving anywhere needed. Cora loved her family, loved big family gatherings, and loved rocking a baby.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda J. Still and husband Doyle, Carthage, Missouri; two sons, Allen D. Jennings and wife Debbie, Carthage, Missouri, and Steven F. Jennings and wife Jane, Joplin, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Benjamin Jennings and wife Debbie, Brian Jennings and wife Beth, Matthew Still and wife Donna, Lisa Peterson and husband Jason, Rachel Barnett and husband Avery, Sarah Lowery, Grant Jennings, and Grace Jennings; great-grandchildren, Nate, Luke, and Zac Jennings; Cole, Levi, Shurabe, and Hope Jennings; Zane and Zoe Still; Connor, Trevor, Aubrey, and Brinley Peterson; Raegan Lowery; and Kai and Kenna Barnett; a brother, Howard M. Franklin and wife Christine, Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Mary Helen Gilmore, Springfield, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Lucille Franklin, Greenfield, Missouri; and a large extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Glenn; three brothers, William S. Franklin, J.B. (Pete) Franklin, and Charles E. Franklin; and a sister, Betty J. Rountree.

Private family graveside services will be held. We ask that memorial gifts be directed to Blackbox International in care of Knell Mortuary or online donations can be made directly to Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

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