JoAnn Jennings

Sunday, June 20, 2010

JoAnn Jennings, 48, of Fremont, Iowa, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Knoxville Hospital in Knoxville, Iowa.

She was born April 26, 1962, in Fort Ord, Calif., to Joseph and Elaine Gunderman Jennings.

Jennings attended Advance High School in Advance, Mo. She furthered her education with two years of respiratory therapy training at Cape Girardeau Vocational and Technical School. After earning her certified respiratory therapist technician certificate, she went to work at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She later moved to Pensacola, Fla., and worked as a certified respiratory therapist technician at West Florida Hospital 23 years. Illness forced her retirement in November 2007.

She moved to Fremont to be closer to her family in May. She loved cats, sprint car racing and professional football, especially the Dallas Cowboys. She also enjoyed watching the L.A. Lakers, and listening to music, especially Pink Floyd.

Survivors include a son, Joseph Jennings; a daughter, Shana Jennings, both of Oskaloosa, Iowa; her mother, Elaine Jennings-Jones of Oskaloosa; a sister, Yvonne "Gabby" (Rob) Evans of Fremont; and a brother, Glen (Anita) Jennings of Colorado Springs, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her father and stepfather, Jim Jones.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lorimier Cemetery.

Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.

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