Fern Emma (Hesemann) Jones Jennings, was born near Wayne, NE on March 21, 1927. After losing both parents, her brother and she lived with their aunt and uncle. Her two sisters stayed with other relatives.
She was a rural school teacher before marrying Earl Jones on November 16, 1945. Earl (her first husband) preceded her in death on August 6, 1995. They has three children, Judy Richards, Kenneth Jones and Connie Coy; eight grandchildren; as well as eight great grandchildren.
Then she remarried a long-time friend, Elmer M. Jennings on February 1, 1996. From this marriage she has two step sons, Steve Jennings and Dale Jennings (preceded her in death) and one step daughter, Karen Neal. Also, 13 step grandchildren and 13 step great grandchildren. Elmer Jennings preceded her in death on March 31, 2004.
She is also survived by sister Eveline Thompson; nephews Harold Thompson, Jerry Junck and Dennis Junck; amd niece Kathy Rutenbeck, all of Wayne.
During her life she not only was a mother, grandmother and great grandmother, but worked as a rural school teacher, a telephone operator, bookkeeper and systems computer operator. She volunteered in many civic and church functions.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL, 33907. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 12 Noon until the service time at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church in Cape Coral in loving memory of Fern E. Jennings.
Arrangements for final care have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555. To share a story or photo, leave a tribute or to offer a condolence at this difficult time please visit www.fortmyersmemorial.com and sign the guestbook.