Bernice Jennings

Bernice Jennings, 96, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Savannah Heights in Mt. Pleasant.

The funeral service for Mrs. Jennings will be at 11 AM on Friday, November 12 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend David Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call from 12 Noon – 8 PM on Thursday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM Thursday evening.

Mrs. Jennings, the former Bernice Farmer, was born August 16, 1925 in Wayland, IA. She was the daughter of Frank B. and Anna E. (Messer) Farmer. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1943. On November 17, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, Bernice was united in marriage to Homer Jennings. Mr. Jennings preceded in death in 1980.

Bernice was an employee of the former Motorola Corporation in Mt. Pleasant. For 17 years, she worked primarily as an inspector and in the packaging department. She retired in 1990. After retirement, Bernice volunteered for the RSVP Program and the AEA.

Bernice was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, word search puzzles and bird watching. She was well known in her family for her sugar cookies. They were frequently a treat for her family members as they celebrated special occasions.

Those thankful for sharing in Bernice’s life include her 3 children – Karen (John) Davis of Mt. Pleasant, Becky (Michael) Metcalf-Kelly of Libertyville and Nancy Hackett of Indianola; 3 sisters – Dolores McGuire, Jean (Kenneth) Clark and Evelyn (Larry) Morrow, all of Wayland; 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Bernice was also anticipating the birth of 3 additional great-great grandchildren.

Her parents, husband, a grandson and 2 great grandchildren precede Bernice in death.

Those considering an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers may direct memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Savanna Height Activity Fund.

On-Line condolences may be directed to The funeral will be livestreamed on the First United Methodist YouTube Channel and later to the Kimzey Funeral Home Facebook page.