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Ronald Jennings

March 22, 1947 — January 18, 2014

Ronald Glen Jennings, 66, of Newton, died Saturday (January 18, 2014) at the Harry Hynes Hospice of Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

He was born on March 22, 1947 in Grant City, Mo., the son of Glen and Viola Mae Sharp Jennings. Ronnie graduated from Grant City High School in 1965.

He began his truck driving career in Albany, Mo., with Petro Lane delivering propane.
Ronald married Carolyn Shaffer on June 17, 1967 in Albany, Mo. They moved to King City, Mo., where he began working for Meadow Gold Dairy, later being transferred to Ottumwa, Ia., then to Topeka, Ks.

In 1988, Ronald went to work for Casey’s General Store delivering gasoline, where he remained working until his death. The Jennings’ moved from Topeka to Newton in 1999.

Ronald enjoyed hunting and could be seen regularly at the “Round Table” of Newell’s Truck Stop in Newton.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn of the home in Newton, Ks.; son Paul Glen Jennings and wife Tammye of Topeka, Ks.; daughters Sybil Rollwagen and husband Jesse of Overland Park, Ks., and Sonya Rogers and husband David of Moncks Corner, S.C., his parents Glen and Viola Jennings of Grant City; sisters Beverly Ruckman and husband Mike, and Judy Houk and husband Scott of Grant City; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday (January 21, 2014) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, Ks.

Graveside and interment services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Wednesday (January 22, 2014) at the Grant City Cemetery in Grant City, Mo.

Friends may call at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home 10 A.M. til service time on Tuesday.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Ks.
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