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Howard Jennings - January 26, 2012


Howard Jennings, 77, a former resident of Imperial, Neb., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Hilltop Haven Nursing Home in Gunter, Texas.
He was born to Ira and Elizabeth Gaumer Jennings in Decatur, Kan. on March 14, 1934, and attended high school at Decatur County High School.
Howard was united in marriage to his wife of 52 years, Betty Jane Jennings, on May 29, 1959. The couple settled in Oberlin, Kan. before moving to Imperial in 1972 where he worked at the Frenchman Valley Coop until his retirement.
Texas has been home for the couple since 2006.
Howard served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Lutheran Churches in Oberlin, Kan. and Imperial, Neb. He also enjoyed collecting coins and playing pool.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Gene­vieve Warm; and a son, Lynn Dean Jennings.
Survivors include wife, Betty, of Gunter, Texas; daughter, Lora Jane Rider and husband, Steve, of Corinth, Texas; grandchildren, Dana Rider, Melissa Zackowski, Vanessa Rider and Stacy Jennings; great-grandchildren, Trevor and Samantha Zackowski and Henrick Rider; sister, Pauline Eaton and husband, Glen; and brother, Clarence Jennings and wife, Jeanne.
Memorial services for Howard were held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating.
Inurnment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.
No visitation, Howard chose cremation.
A memorial has been established in Howard’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.