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Jessie Helen (Cook) Jennings

MUNCIE - Jessie Helen (Cook) Jennings, 84, of Muncie, lost her battle after an extended illness on Monday morning, September 5, 2011 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Jessie was born August 5, 1927 in Fentress County, Tennessee to the late Roscoe and Mary Ellen Cook. She moved to Muncie in 1943 and married Boyd E. Jennings on December 15, 1945. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Jessie was a homemaker and a sixty year member of Riverview Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jessie is survived by three children, Rick Jennings (wife, Cherryll), Randy Jennings (wife, Diann), and Gary Jennings (wife, Ginnie) all of Muncie; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Hessie (Cook) Smith (husband, Leonard).

Jessie was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy (Jennings) Walker; three sisters, and three brothers.

A funeral service to celebrate Jessie's life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie with Pastor David Shipman officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.