Ruth Turner Rowan Jennings

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennings will be held on Tuesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bob Bush officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the service.  Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Jennings, 102, of Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Quality Care Health Center. Mrs. Jennings would have celebrated her 103rd birthday on Thursday, June 26.

She was preceded in death by parents, Warren and Mary Rowan; husband, U.L. "Leon" Jennings Jr. who she married on Jan. 6, 1940 in Staunton, Va.; sisters, Helen Rowan Pancake and Kathrine Rowan Anderson; niece, Gayle Anderson Schnecker.

She is survived by daughter, Sue Ann (James Ray) Gregory; sister, Ashton Rowan Critzer; grandchildren, Lisa (Bo) Ford, Cindy Gregory, Rene' (Joe) McKee, Jim (Mary Ann) Gregory Jr.; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Daniel Ford, Taylor and Jordan Webb, Aubrey McCrary, Zack (Lauren) Nelson and Jayme (Brad) Forrest;

great-great-grandchildren, Ava Grace Ford, Emma and Kason Forrest and Easton

Nelson; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Mrs. Jennings was a 1929 graduate of Fairfield High School, Fairfield, Va. and Templeton Business College, Staunton, Va. She was a National DAR Member and Descendant of Capt. Reuben Harrison DAR No. 685570.  She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church and was a retired Dental Assistant for Dr. Fred Markley in Staunton, Va.

Pallbearers will be James Ray Gregory, Jim Gregory Jr., Bo Ford, Joe McKee, Thomas Ford, Daniel Ford and Brad Forrest. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Caris Healthcare Hospice 242 Heritage Park Dr. Suite 101 Murfreesboro, TN 37129  or your preferred charity or known need in her memory.

 

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