Rosanna W. Jennings

Rosanna W. Jennings, 94, of North Manchester, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at 5:45 p.m. at the Peabody Retirement Community.

Mrs. Jennings had worked in the cost department of General Electric for 22 years, from 1953 to 1975.  She later worked as a secretary at the United Brethren headquarters for one year and then for two years in the president’s office at Huntington College. She was a 1942 graduate of Roanoke High School, a member of the New Hope United Brethren Church and former member of the Seminary United Methodist Church and the Northridge Baptist Church in Fort Wayne.

She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in Roanoke to Ralph and Elta Smith Witherow. She married C. Emerson Jennings on July 29, 1945, in Roanoke, and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2014.

Survivors include two daughters, Charlene (John) Eddingfield, of Huntington, and Karen (Mark) Stine of Spencerville; a twin sister, Rosella Corll, of North Manchester; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Witherow, of Huntington; five grandchildren, Jon (Tammy) Eddingfield and Tara (Marc) Sells, both of Huntington; Charmaine (Mac) Gray, of Warren; Jeremy Rollins, of Noblesville; and Jessica (Mike) Waitek, of Fishers;  13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren;

Calling is Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Interment will take place at a later date at the Glenwood Cemetery in Roanoke.

Memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice or to the New Hope United Brethren Church, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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