Jennie Small

Died: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019

Friends May Call

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 26, 2019
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

10:30 AM Wed., Feb. 27, 2019
Location: United Methodist Church - Wapello

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Jennie Maxine Small, age 90, of Wapello, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Wapello Specialty Care.  She was born on July 21, 1928 in Fruitland, Iowa, the daughter of John and Stella (Ping) Rockafellow.  Jennie married Eugene Small on February 22, 1948 at the United Methodist Church in Wapello.  He preceded her in death on March 12, 1993.

Jennie graduated from Wapello High School.  She and her husband farmed together for many years.  She was a member of the Wapello United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Merry Makers, Club, Sunshine Club, and was a founding leader of the Wapello Willing Workers 4-H Club.

Jennie is survived by one son, Bill & Cindy Small of Wapello; three daughters, Maxine & Rick Mabeus of Winfield, Donna & Lynn Mincer of Columbus Junction, and Cheryl & David Kraemer of Sunrise Beach, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a brother, John Rockafellow of Phoenix, Arizona; a sister-in-law, Arlene Ream of Loveland, Colorado; and a brother-in-law, Harold Small of Wapello.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; a son, Burton; her parents; a sister, Marjorie Heindel; and a brother, Roger Rockafellow.

The funeral ceremony for Jennie Small will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Wapello with Pastor Linda Morris officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery with a fellowship luncheon to follow.

Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home where the family will meet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Memorial gifts will benefit the United Methodist Church.

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Rhonda Ferrill
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
Jennie's cards meant so much to so many over the years. You all have a new Guardian Angel to watch over now. Bless her life and family.

John ream
   Posted Sun February 24, 2019
To the Family

Sorry to hear of your loss. I know you will all miss her, but look back to the good times you had together.

DeEtt Hersey
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
You are all in our thoughts at this difficult time. I have such fond memories of Jennie and the many get togethers that our families had. Holding you all close to our hearts.

Love Joel and DeEtt.

Janice Rockafellow
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019


Wishing you Peace and Comfort; Lee & Jan Rockafellow, DeEtt & Joel Hersey

JaNan Less
   Posted Mon February 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was very instrumental in nurturing my love for sewing, woodworking, and baking through my time spent as a member of the Wapello Willing Workers 4-H club! Friendships were nurtured and good times were experienced because of the time she volunteered. Celebrate the life and memories of your mother/grandmother/great grandmother.

Chris Hinkle
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
May our God comfort you as you look forward to being reunited with her through the power of His grace.

Janet Schrader
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Bill, I just saw this in the paper today. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers for peace and comfort in the coming days.

Lois A. Robbins
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Dear Friends, I'm so sorry to hear of my good friend Jennie passing. Jennie was a delight to be around. She always had a big smile for me and a greeting "Hi Toots"!, my childhood nick name, so when ever she seen me she always used it. All of your family was about the same age and grade in school as mine and Keith's were. I have many fond member of Jennie, one real special one, was her sending greeting card to all her friends. She was very devoted member of our church. I'm sorry I was unable to attend her services.
Rest In Peace Jennie In Christian Love, Toots

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