June 26, 2012

Margaret Elizabeth Jennings

Nov. 21, 1923 - June 25, 2012

Margaret Elizabeth Jennings

Nov. 21, 1923 - June 25, 2012

Funeral service for Margaret Elizabeth Jennings, age 88, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Tipton. Dr. Bryan Haynes will officiate and Rev. Paul Beam will assist.

Margaret Elizabeth Jennings was born the daughter of Homer Alonzo Vernon and Mary "Velma" Conrad Vernon on Nov. 21, 1923 in Tipton,. She died on June 25, 2012 in Chickasha.

Margaret was born and raised in Tipton where she married her high school sweetheart, Junior Jennings. She assisted her husband on the family farm and was an active member of the Tipton First Baptist Church. Margaret was an excellent cook. She was an accomplished seamstress as well and loved making clothes for her children and grandchildren. Margaret also received her pilots license and enjoyed flying with her husband. She loved Oklahoma State University where she sent her four children. Sixteen of her family, including grandchildren and spouses, attended Oklahoma State University.

She was preceded in death by her husband Junior Jennings, infant son David Russell Jennings, parents Homer and Velma Vernon, brothers and sisters Dortha Hollan, Harry Vernon, Edith Silk, Robert Vernon and Emma Jean Woods.

Survivors include daughter and husband: Margaret Ann and Joe Berry of Stillwater, on and wife: Richard and Issy Jennings of Houston, TX; daughter and husband: Janice and Carl Phelps of Chickasha; aughter and husband: Patti and Steve Hesser of Springfield, MO; grandchildren: Jeff Berry of Edmond, Janet Vaughan of Edmond, Jonathan Berry of Colorado Springs, CO, Sarah Speir of San Antonio, TX, Jennifer Driskill of Broken Arrow, Cara Gerdes of Chickasha, Tyler Hesser of Springfield, MO, and Amy Jennings of Houston, TX; and 13 Great Grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Junior and Margaret Jennings Endowed Scholarship Fund, Oklahoma State University, PO Box 1749, Stillwater, OK 74076-1749 or Tipton First Baptist Church.

Viewing will be at McRay Funeral Home on Wednesday and Thursday. Viewing on Friday will be from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Tipton. Interment will be in the Tipton Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.


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