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Nell Lillian (Hildrich) Jennings

June 3, 1935 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 84)


Nell Jennings, 84, of Marion, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at the Heartland Regional Hospital in Marion.

She was born June 3, 1935, in Broseley, Missouri, daughter of Alvin and Ida Thom Hildrich. She and Carl Jennings were married Nov. 10, 1956, in Broseley. He passed away in 2005.

Nell grew up in Broseley attending Broseley schools and singing in a trio at the Little Vine Baptist Church, where she met Carl. Nell enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking, She was a loving mother and wife. She used her sewing and cooking talents to provide for her family. She was known for her chicken and homemade noodles as well as her coconut cream pie. She also had extraordinary love for children and worked in child care for many years.

Loving survivors include three children, Janet (Don) Miller of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Don (Teresa) Jennings of Arcadia, Oklahoma; and Sherry Jennings of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Valene Dickey of Dardanelle, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Jacob, Gracie and Bob Jennings and Bethany and Mick Miller; and a great-grandchild, Isabelle Miller.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Margaret Frank and Linda Hager; four brothers, Ed and Raymond Stark and Fred and Dale Porter.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Renita Green officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-3253.


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January 12, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home
1425 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

January 13, 2020

10:00 AM
Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield
17357 Stars and Stripes Way
Bloomfield, MO 63825


Alzheimer's Association- St. Louis
9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis MO 63122
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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