In Memory of

Dorothy A. Jenness

October 8, 1927 - April 23, 2013
Dorothy A. Jenness, the daughter of Clayton and Bessie (Ballard) Bugh, was born October 8, 1927, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School. On August 2, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Buster B. Jenness at Storm Lake, IA. Throughout the years, they lived and farmed near the communities of Marcus, Remsen, Larrabee, and Peterson. In 1979, they moved to Cherokee. Dorothy drove the Head Start bus for several years and worked at the MHI in Cherokee for 18 years until her retirement. Dorothy was active in the Cherokee community. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Larrabee Birthday Club, Women's Card Club, and volunteered for many groups and organizations over the years. She enjoyed bowling, attending auto races, watching her grandchildren's sporting events, and growing flowers and cherry tomatoes. Most of all, Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who lovingly knew her as 'Gram J' and 'Yoo Hoo'. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Jenness on January 25, 2007; mother, Bessie Bugh, and father Clayton Bugh and his wife Louise; two sisters: Alice Bevins and Marion Vanatta; and two brothers, Kenneth and Jim Bugh. She will lovingly be remembered by her 5 children: Tom and Jean Jenness of Cherokee, IA, Charles (Al) and JoAnne Jenness of Moville, IA, Margaret Ann and Louis Corzilius of Cherokee, IA, Sandy and Chuck Stubbe of Cherokee, IA, and Brian and Joanne Jenness of Marcus, IA; 13 grandchildren and their families, Julie and Mark Marshall-Fillerup (Shanna & Brienna Ewoldt), Marty & Dawn Jenness (Jena & Jonathan), Kristen and Jason Weiland (Kacie, Madison, & Cheyenne), Linda and Mike Mummert (Simon & Hanna), Alicia Jenness (Emma & Kaitlyn), Michele and Chris Poeckes (Gavin & Bennett), Kyle Jenness and special friend, Casey; Matthew Stubbe, Kayla Stubbe (Brooklyn & Westin), Kimberly and Tony Ross (Bailey & Benjamin), Michael and Becky Jenness, Kelli and Kyle Blankenberg (Zoe, Mia, & Amy), and Sarah Jenness (Carter & Caden), and 21 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Marguerite and Cecil Lovell of Antioch, IL, and Marjorie Tedemanson of Antioch, IL; half-brother, Steve Bugh of Cherokee, IA; brother-in-law, Clifford Vanatta of Sioux City, IA; one sister-in-law, Florence Jones of Eldora, IA; and several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 26, 2013, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee.
Pastor Carolyn Hollar
Marty Jenness Michael Jenness Matthew Stubbe Kyle Jenness
Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"Here I Am Lord" "Because He Lives" "How Great Thou Art" Organist- Dan Kratz Vocalist- John Schneider
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We're sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Doug and Sheila Alesch
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I did not realize Dorothy had passed away, I am very sorry for your loss. She was always very sweet to me and I enjoyed talking to her very much.”
- Pam Nielsen
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sandy and Charlie I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Patty loughlin
Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Jenness Family
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. It sounds like she will be missed in the community. You should have a lot of good memories to share at family gatherings.
Dan and Shirley Nielsen Torrance, California”
- Dan Nielsen
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Sandy and Chuck my deepest condolences to you and your family, she is in gods hands now. ”
- Linda Meyer
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I truly enjoyed knowing Dorothy. She always had a smile, and was upbeat, caring and generous. A donation to the Food Pantry here in Marcus will be made in her honor.”
- Gail Steffen
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I worked with Dorothy at MHI. May she rest in peace.”
- Kaye Carlson
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dorothy was a wonderful friend. I will miss her. So sorry about your loss. ”
- Kevin D Babcock
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers. Cherish all the wonderful memories and time spent together. May God bless your families.”
- Keri Poeckes
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dorothy and I were in school together from kindergarten through high school graduation from Wilson. Four of us--Floyd Ehrich, Kippy Nelson, Dorothy and myself. We had our picture taken each high school reunion we had---every 5 years since l945. It's been nice to stay in touch. Dorothy is to be commended for all the volunteer work she has done all these years. Her cheerful smile and wit will be missed. You have my sympathy. Helen & Dale Sturgeon.
- Dale & Helen Sturgeon
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. She will be dearly missed.”
- Delia Short Edwards
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Cherokee has lost not only a kind mother, grandmother, friend, but also an absolutley selfless volunteer. Dorothy's type of steady giving truly comes from another generation. God grant you rest!”
- Tim Greenwood
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“i'm so sorry for the loss i will truely remeber her she was a good friend and neighbor when i lived across the street joe”
- joe elsbury
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I enjoyed knowing her from my days working at the Mental Health. May you find comfort in all of the great memories of times spent with her. ”
- Dana (File) Kies
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