Pearl P. Jenness, age 83, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee surrounded by her family . Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial took place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation began at noon on Tuesday, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There was a rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughter of America at 3 p.m. Tuesday and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at the funeral home. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
After graduation, Pearl taught school in Aurelia, the Cherokee School District, and the Immaculate Conception School. On Feb. 14, 1953, Pearl was united in marriage to LeRoy Jenness in Alton. They resided in Cherokee where she continued working for the Cherokee School District in many different capacities.
Through the years, Pearl donated her time and was active in many organizations. She was a proud lifetime member of the V.F.W Women's Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Catholic Daughter's of America. She was the 2009 recipient of the Cherokee Citizen Recognition Award. Pearl thoroughly enjoyed cooking, baking, assisting others, traveling with LeRoy, and living life to its fullest. Her family was her life. She cherished being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mary Mousel; four brothers; four sisters; and many in-laws.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, LeRoy Jenness of Cherokee, children: Jason Jenness of Sioux City, Jisele (Chris) Jorgenson of Sioux City, and Jennifer (Tim) Lockwood of Cherokee; grandchildren: Lt. Col. Jeremy Jenness, Michell Beavers, Patty Pope, David Benedix, Audrey Benedix, Donny Short, Dylan Short, and Mallory Short; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Blake, Alexandria, Ean, Nicholas, Seth, Destiny, Shyan, Gabe, Alex, Chloe, Riley, Pearl, and Brooklynn; one sister, Francie Mae (Bibs) Homan; and many other relatives and friends.