Earline A. (Smith) Jennings

Born: Fri., Dec. 16, 1921
Died: Tue., Dec. 29, 2015


12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 02, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Sat., Jan. 02, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Earline Adell Jennings, 94, Oblong, IL went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:30 AM Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL.

Earline was born in Oblong, IL on December 16, 1921, the daughter of Earl Smith and Elizabeth Ann “Anna” (Dennis) Smith. On September 13, 1942 she married Herbert F. Jennings and he preceded her in death on January 22, 1991.

Earline was previously employed at the Consolidated Telephone Company, Oblong, IL; Big John grocery store, working in the bakery department; and the IGA grocery store in Oblong, IL. Earline was a member of the Oblong High School Class of 1939; the Evangelical United Methodist Church of Oblong, IL; the Oblong American Legion Auxiliary Post #219; Past Matron of the OES Mystic Star #548, Oblong, IL; volunteered at the Crawford County Nutrition Center; assisted with cooking the many legion banquets; enjoyed quilting, canning and reading. She was very family oriented and especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Earline is survived by her five sons and daughters-in-law: Herbert E. and Jan Jennings, Deland, FL; Larry and Jan Jennings, Owasso, OK; Ron and Dee Anna Jennings, John R. and Beth Jennings, Wayne and Joan Jennings, all of Oblong, IL; a daughter and son-in-law Rebecca “Becky” and Jay Haines, Oblong, IL; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law Larry and Lois Smith, Oblong, IL; a daughter-in-law Jan Jennings, Flora, IL; a brother-in-law Richard Lowe, St. Elmo, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.

Earline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Jerry Jennings; a grandson, Mike Jennings and her sister Mary Lowe.

Celebration of Earline’s Life Service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong with Bro. Max Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Watts Cemetery, Oblong, IL. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the EUM Church of Oblong or Oblong American Legion Auxiliary Post #219 with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
I am sorry to hear the passing of Earline. May you be comforted by God's word in John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15 that there will be a resurrection to life of all our dear loved ones.

Rex and Beverly Newlin
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
Our deepest sympathies to the family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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