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Millie D. Jennings, 89, of Newark, Missouri, passed to her heavenly home on December 24, 2021.

Millie was born on September 16, 1932, in Grinnell, Iowa to Carl E. and Edith (Hanson) Breeden.

Millie was raised on a farm and schooled in a one room school. Later in life, Millie got a GED and took business courses.

Millie owned Millie’s Package Liquor in LaBelle, Missouri. Upon retirement she bought a home in Newark, Missouri, as close to her country roots as she could. She enjoyed her family and the many friends she made. Life was good sitting on her deck dodging hummers, waving to people passing by, growing flowers, and watching birds. The annual Breeden-Hanson Family Reunion was the highlight of her summer. Old and newfound family and friends gathered for a Labor Day carry-in dinner and family fellowship. Oh, the joy!

She was married in 1949 and became the proud mother of four. The eldest, Edythe, passed in 2018. Surviving are Greg (Barbra) Jennings of South Carolina, Mona (Ric St. John) of Monroe City Missouri, and Tony (Terri) Jennings of the United Arab Emirates.

Left to mourn are sister, Gladys Olsen of Coos Bay, Oregon; son-in-law Robert Howard of Laredo, Missouri; sister-in-law, Esther Breeden of Willow Springs, Missouri; brother-in-law, Bobby Simmons of Edina, Missouri; grandchildren, Ed (Kim) Ash, Courtney Ash (Bart Thomas), BJ (Kaci) Howard, Becky (Tim) Reynolds, Trish (Chris) Bowen, Anthony Young, Andrew Young, Nathan (Melissa) Young, Cory Young, and Mauna Jennings (Chris Friedrich). Great grandchildren Amber Painter, Skyler Smith, Kai Ash, Jayden Ash, Makena Ash, Gage Vandevender, Kailey Howard, Timmy Reynolds, Christopher, Tristen and Billie Bowen, Abigail Young, Dakota Young, Hailey and Isaac Young, and Emma Young. Great great grandchildren Caspian and Val Smith, Elizabeth Walker, Stormy Bowen, Payson Lemons, and Raelynn Dillman; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceding Millie in death are her parents, Carl and Edith Breeden; daughter, Edythe; sisters, Lorene Petrie, Betty Simmons, Barbara Simmons, and Geri Walker; brothers Harold Breeden and Jimmy Breeden; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Petrie, Gillette Olsen, Glenn Simmons, and Steven Walker; and sister-in-law, Lillian Breeden.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2021, at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.

Visitation will also be Sunday, January 2, 2021, from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Newark Cemetery in Newark, Missouri.

An expression of sympathy in memory of Millie Jennings may be left to the Newark Cemetery. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.