Eunice Corrine Jennings, 86, of Prairie City, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 7 at the Prairie City United Methodist Church with burial at Waveland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City United Methodist Church or the Prairie City Ambulance and condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Esten and Mildred (English) Enyart, Eunice was born Sept. 5, 1932, south west of Prairie City. Eunice attended country schools and graduated from Prairie City High School. On April 20, 1951, she was united in marriage to Robert Jennings at the Methodist Church in Prairie City. She worked briefly at the State Bank of Prairie City. Following this she stayed at home and helped Bob on the farm and raising her family. She was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the U.M.W. and helped with funeral lunches for many years. Eunice enjoyed dancing and cherished her time with family.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Robert; children, David Lyle (Shayla) Jennings, Kathlyn Joyce (Michael) Banks, Janice Elaine (Steve) Benson and Denise Lorraine Jennings; eight grandchildren, Katie (Kevin) O’Neill, Christopher Vaughn, Lisa (James Jr.) Giradeau, Amanda (Kyle) Stoner, Timothy (Hannah) Benson, Autumn (Austin) Brandhof, Austin McGee and Avery McGee; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Enyart and Elaine Jennings; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Eunice in death were her parents; a brother, Gordon Enyart; and a brother-in-law, Jon Carlton Jennings.