Jenny Snelling, 75, of Baring, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016, at her residence surrounded by family.
Jenny was born on December 16, 1940, in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde and Jenny Pope Potter.
She attended Willard School in Kirksville, Missouri. On April 4, 1960, in Lancaster, Missouri, Jenny married Gerald Snelling and they raised thirteen children together.
Jenny worked as a cook for the Knox County Nursing Home, raised many foster kids in addition to her own, and worked for Heartland as a caregiver.
She was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baring, Missouri and attended the Baring Community Church.
Jenny enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening, flowers, decorating and shopping but most of all she loved spending time with her family as well as her extended family of foster children.
Jenny is survived by her children, Gary and Carolyn Snelling of Baring, Missouri, Joyce and Carl Garr of Greentop, Missouri, Janet and Steve Magruder of Jackson, Missouri, Debbie Parsons of Baring, Missouri, James “Jim” Snelling of Baring, Missouri, Jean Marie Snelling of Baring, Missouri, Gerald and Lisa Snelling of Kirksville, Missouri, Julie and Tim Frazier of Troy, Missouri, Terry and Christy Snelling of Kirksville, Missouri, Jeff and Stephanie Snelling of Baring, Missouri, Terese and John Tarpein of Baring, Missouri, Tracy Snelling of Baring, Missouri and Jesse Snelling of Baring, Missouri; a sister Mary Fern Bragg of Kirksville, Missouri; twenty-eight grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Jenny was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Jenny Potter; husband, Gerald Snelling, longtime friend and constant companion, Joe Wayne Parrish; sons, James Virgil Summers in infancy and Stanley Snelling; a son-in-law, Allan Parsons; a granddaughter, Gracie Frazier; two brothers, Wallace and Bobby Potter; and a brother-in-law, Lavern Bragg.
Funeral Services will be Friday, February 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Visitation will be after 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 12, 2016, with the family receiving friends from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Baring, Missouri.
Pastor Sam Smith will officiate and Casket Bearers will be Cody Snelling, Brad Snelling, Andy Magruder, Tony Snelling, Chad Snelling, Ryan Snelling and Brian Snelling.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Jenny Snelling may be left to the Nutrition Site or the St. Aloysius Cemetery. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.