Mary Ellen Jennings, 75, of Boonville passed away July 27th surrounded by her loving family at Landmark Hospital in Columbia.
Visitation for Mary Ellen will be held at Howard Funeral Home Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Howard Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Fairley officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.
Mary Ellen “Lang” Jennings was born on January 30, 1947, in Boonville, Missouri to Richard Monroe Lang and Mary Elizabeth (Hamlett) Lang.
Mary Ellen went through all 12 years at New Franklin School and graduated in 1965. She played sports and was a good Cheerleader & was also in the school choir & band. Mary Ellen had a paper route when she was younger. She picked strawberries on the University Farm every summer for several years.
Mary Ellen attended and was confirmed in the United Church of Christ in New Franklin, Missouri. In early 1963 she began dating Dale Jennings and waited for him to go to college and join the US army. After 6 years, the two wed on November 29, 1969, in Arrow Rock, Missouri by Reverend N.C Schultz. Mary Ellen and Dale spent their first 22 years of marriage in Glasgow, Missouri. Glasgow was always a very special place for Mary Ellen & Dale to call home. They had two sons, Shane & Lance who both attended & graduated from Glasgow High School. Mary Ellen & Dale spent the next 20 years in Boonville, Missouri, working at Jennings Premium Meats in New Franklin. They retired together in 2012.
Mary Ellen was a wonderful cook and loved to do it. She cooked for the locker gang, during deer season every year, for many years. Mary Ellen was a loving and very protective mother, grandmother & great-grandmother. If you do not think so, ask Kendall Kircher & Scott Storjohann. She loved doing yard work and tending to her bird feeders. She enjoyed traveling all over the US with her husband for many years.
Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Richard & Mary Elizabeth Lang, and a niece and nephew.
Mary Ellen is survived by her loving husband of the home, two sons Wesley Shane Jennings, wife Shelley, and Sidney Lance Jennings, wife Heather. She is survived by her Grandchildren, Kelsie (Cameron) Martin, CannaRassa Jennings, and Casten Jennings. Her great-grandson, Creed Martin. She is also survived by her sister Linda Emerson, husband Richard of Columbia, Mo, and brother Richard Lang, wife Diana of New Franklin, Mo. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews & cousins from all over.
Mary Ellen was a loving and kind person and will be missed by many.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation or American Cancer Society.
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