Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Pearl P. Jenness
Pearl P. Jenness
Pearl P. Jenness
Born: April 4, 1929
Died: May 19, 2012
Age: 83
Pearl P. Jenness
April 4, 1929 - May 19, 2012
Pearl P. Jenness, the daughter of Francis and Mary (Konz) Mousel, was born April 4, 1929, in Alton, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Alton where she received her education. She graduated from St. Mary's High School. She later attended Briar Cliff College where she received her teaching certificate.

After graduation, Pearl taught school in Aurelia, IA, the Cherokee School District, and the Immaculate Conception School. On February 14, 1953, Pearl was united in marriage to LeRoy Jenness in Alton. They resided in Cherokee where she continued working for the Cherokee School District in many different capacities.

Through the years, Pearl donated her time and was active in many organizations. She was a proud lifetime member of the V.F.W Women's Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Catholic Daughter's of America. She was the 2009 recipient of the Cherokee Citizen Recognition Award. Pearl thoroughly enjoyed cooking, baking, assisting others, traveling with LeRoy, and living life to its fullest. Her family was her life. She cherished being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

On May 19, 2012, Pearl passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mary Mousel; four brothers; four sisters; and many in-laws.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, LeRoy Jenness of Cherokee, IA, children: Jason Jenness of Sioux City, IA, Jisele (Chris) Jorgenson of Sioux City, IA, and Jennifer (Tim) Lockwood of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren: Lt. Col. Jeremy Jenness, Michelle Beavers, Patty Pope, David Benedix, Audrey Benedix, Donny Short, Dylan Short, and Mallory Short; great-grandchildren: Jacob, Blake, Alexandria, Ean, Nicholas, Seth, Destiny, Shyan, Gabe, Alex, Chloe, Riley, Pearl, and Brooklynn; one sister, Francie Mae (Bibs) Homan; and many other relatives and friends.

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Lee, we are sorry to hear of Pearl's passing. We always enjoyed visiting with you at your cabin. You and Pearl were such great ambassadors for Walker Valley. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jerry & Sharon Smith
Thursday, May 24, 2012
LeRoy and Family:
I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Pearl....I know it is not an easy time for any of you...and my heart truly goes out to you in a very special as i have walked on that "Grief Journey road" as I lost my husband in a truck accident a few years ago.
May GOD wrap his loving arms around each of you.
God Bless!
Love and Prayers,
Norma Hanson (Courtright)
Norma J. Hanson
Thursday, May 24, 2012
So sorry to hear of Pearl's passing.
Maxine (Eischen) Rasmus
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of the Jenness family. I remember growing up on 8th Street and having a great neighborhood. Your Mom was so nice, friendly, and always smiled. May you keep all of the special moments that you had with her close in your heart, and she will never be far away. My thoughts and prayers are with you. In friendship, Dana (File) Kies
Dana (File) Kies
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Jisele and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mom was always the nicest person. I will miss seeing her in church.
Barb Letts Cooper
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of Pearl's passing. we are so glad we got to see and talk briefly with her at the Family Table on that Sunday.Jennie,I will let Kathy know.
Rixhard &Joann Kelly
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I love you all! May God be with you all.
Ann Jenness Ruwe
Monday, May 21, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about Pearl. My fondest memories of her are from the Jenness Family Picnics. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's love heal your sorrow, and may His peace replace your heartache with warm and loving memories.
Jean E Young
Monday, May 21, 2012
Dr. C. Rider and Staff
Monday, May 21, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pearl will be dearly missed.
Linda Ruschmann
Monday, May 21, 2012
LeRoy and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
Maureen (Jenness) Lee
Monday, May 21, 2012
With our sincere sympathy to you and your family,Leroy. Bob and Mary Dolph
Bob and Mary Dolph
Monday, May 21, 2012
Leroy and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Pearl. She will always be remembered and thought of everytime I look at my graduation plaque you two gave me for graduation. Thoughts and prayers always,
Delia Short Edwards
Delia Short Edwards
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Pearl was a great gal! I am so glad I got to meet her and got to know her and She was My best friends mother! Jenny my heart goes out to you and your family! Love to you all, we will be thinking of you and give my best to your father, Nancy and Gary Hanson
nancy Hanson
Sunday, May 20, 2012
My deepest condolences to you LeRoy, and your family she was a wonderful woman and will be truely missed.
Linda @Don Meyer
Saturday, May 19, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Mom and Dad (Raymond and Joyce Saxen) called tonight to tell us of the very untimely death of great aunt Pearl. You have our deepest sympathy.
Jennice Saxen Reimert
Saturday, May 19, 2012
So sorry for your loss Leroy..I'm glad I went to visit her the day you told me she was at the villa...we had an awesome chat..Pearl was truly an angel in life and will be for eternity.
Priscilla Shea

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Armand Bertrand
Lt. Col. Jeremy Jenness
Audrey Benedix
Michelle Beavers
David Benedix
Pattie Pope
Dylan Short
Donny Short
Mallory Short
Visitation will begin at noonn on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 3:00 P.M. rosary Tuesday conducted by the Catholic Daughters of America and a 7:00 P.M. prayer service Tuesday night at the funeral home.
Organist- Charlotte Groves
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
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