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Clara Jennings Reno
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1860
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1925
Iola
Allen County
Kansas, USA


Clara was the wife of William Oscar Reno, the carpet weaver.

"Mrs. W. O. Reno Clara Jennings, daughter of T. A. and Belinda Jennings, was born in Southern Kansas, March 7, 1860, and in spite of all that loving care and competent medical skill could do, departed this life at her home in Iola, February 16, 1925, being 64 years, 11 months and 9 days of age. Her early childhood was spent in Missouri and she removed with her parents to Kansas in 1878 and the remainder of her life was spent here, 27 years of her life were spent in Iola. On May 5, 1880 she was united in marriage to W. O. Reno and this union was blessed with three children; one son, Chester A., and two daughters, Grace and Montie Estelia; who, in infancy preceded her mother to the Great Beyond. At an early age she was gloriously converted and united with the United Brethren church at Yates Center and lived a consistent Christian life till the end. Although a great sufferer she was always cheerful and courageous and through the long, weary months of suffering not even those nearest her, ever heard her murmur or complain and when her suffering was most intense she met her family and friends with a pleasant smile and a cordial greeting and her room was always made bright and cheerful by beautiful flowers, tokens of love and sympathy of relatives and friends. She bore her suffering with such patience and Christian fortitude as to be an example to all with whom she came in contact. She was a faithful companion, most devoted mother, true friend and loyal neighbor; although being passionately devoted to her family and home she was ever ready to lend a helping hand wherever opportunity afforded, and only eternity can reveal the influence of her life and earth is brighter and heaven richer because of the life of this good woman. The aged companion, loving son, Chester A., devoted daughter Grace, who is the efficient principal of Jefferson school, two grandchildren, Marguerite and Gordon Reno, an only sister, Mrs. Ella Stewart, all of Iola, two brothers W. L. Jennings of Yates Center and E. F. Jennings of Pittsburg, together with other relatives and a host of friends are left to mourn and miss her, but how in humble submission, realizing their loss is Heaven's gain. Oh, mother, thou art gone to rest; We will not weep for thee; For thou are now, where, oft on earth, Thy spirit longed to be. Oh, mother, thou art gone to rest; And this shall be our prayer. That when we reach our journey's end, Thy glory we shall share. - A Close Friend."
"Songs sung at funeral of Mrs. Reno. It is well with my Soul. Lead Kindly Light. Whispering Hope. Text. Proverbs 31-28".
[Obituary and funeral song notation from files of Rita Fae Stewart Robbins, niece of Clara Jennings Reno, courtesy of great grand niece of Clara, findagrave contributor mrs.]
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Archer Jennings (1836 - 1918)
  Berlinda Bernetta Bridges Jennings (1838 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  William Oscar Reno (1856 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Grace B Reno (1881 - 1944)*
  Montie Estelia Reno (1893 - 1894)*
 
 Siblings:
  Clara Jennings Reno (1860 - 1925)
  William Quincy Jennings (1862 - 1936)*
  Ella Jennings Stewart (1865 - 1933)*
  Edward F. Jennings (1869 - 1943)*
  Minnie Jennings Conflans (1869 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Iola
Allen County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Blk 09, Lot 87, Spc 07
 
Maintained by: Donna (Endorf) Londeen
Originally Created by: Lila Cole
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27800154
Clara <i>Jennings</i> Reno
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Clara <i>Jennings</i> Reno
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Clara <i>Jennings</i> Reno
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- mrs
 Added: Mar. 29, 2013

- Jake Wagner
 Added: Oct. 8, 2008

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Jun. 30, 2008
 
 
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