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Obituary ~ Coraly P. (Shaw) Jennings
June 23, 1829 ~ March 31, 1903
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, April 9, 1903
CORALY P. (SHAW) JENNINGS was born in Calhoun County, Ill., June 23, 1829, and died at her home in Garden Grove, Ia., March 31, 1903, aged 73 years, 9 months and 8 days. January 23, 1848, she was married in Illinois to JOSHUA J. JENNINGS and remained in Illinois until l852 when she and MR. JENNINGS moved to California and lived happily together until his death in 1866. One year later she came to Garden Grove where she has since made her home, living 39 years in two houses, the one now occupied by her son GEORGE, and the other by her sister, MISS SARAH SHAW.
MRS. JENNINGS was the mother of seven children, two of whom died in infancy, and one, MRS. ADDA WOODBURY, preceded her mother in death twenty years ago. The four remaining to mourn the loss of their mother are WILLIAM H JENNINGS and GEORGE E. JENNINGS of this city and MRS. VIRGINIA L. MCCARTNEY of Weldon, and MRS. EMMA ARNETT of Redding.
In early life the deceased united with the M.E. Church. She was a devoted mother considering no sacrifice too great to make for her family's welfare. All of her children were baptized in infancy and the same loving solicitude she felt for them then, she maintained through her entire life.
The funeral services were held Wednesday at the M.E. Church in charge of the Pastor, E.C. Newland, assisted by Rev. Allen Judd.
[Interment was made at Garden Grove Cemetery.]
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
March 7, 2003