Cora F. 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 in the customer service department for KPL Gas Service. She was an active member of the Fairview Christian Church teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and serving anywhere needed. Cora loved her family, loved big family gatherings, and loved rocking a baby.
Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Still and husband Doyle, Carthage; two sons, Allen Jennings and wife Debbie, Carthage, and Steven 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 Franklin and wife Christine, Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Mary Helen Gilmore, Springfield, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Lucille Franklin, Greenfield; and many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn; three brothers, William S. Franklin, J.B. Franklin, and Charles Franklin; and a sister, Betty Rountree.
Private family graveside services will be held. Memorial gifts are suggested to Blackbox International in care of Knell Mortuary or online donations can be made directly to www.blackboxinternational.org. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.