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Nona Jennings


Nona Faye Fletchall Jennings passed away Friday, Nov. 2, in Creston.

Services were held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Allendale Cemetery in Allendale, Missouri. A celebration of life will be held in Creston at a later date.

Nona Faye Fletchall Jennings was born Feb. 18, 1954, in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Luther A. Fletchall and Muriel Pauline (Herndon) Fletchall. Nona graduated Worth County High School in Grant City, Missouri, in 1972. Nona was baptized at a young age.

In 1972, Nona married Terry Cole and to this union a son, Jeremy L. Cole, was born.

Later in life, she married Robert Conn and to this union a daughter, Kasey Morgan (Conn) Smith, was born. Anyone who knew Nona would tell you she made them laugh. There was rarely an occasion there wasn’t a joke coming out of her mouth, be it a joke she read on the internet or an anecdote from her fascinating life. Nona enjoyed nearly 36 years of sobriety, and loved her A.A. and N.A. family, and treasured each and every person who walked into her home. Nona always had a cup of coffee and a story to share for every occasion.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Jeremy Cole and Kasey (Alex) Smith; sisters, Lois (Jim) Lager and Sue Asher; twin brother John Lindsey (Jackie) Fletchall; grandchildren, Preston, Madison and Carson Cole; many nieces and nephews; her extended family within the A.A. and N.A. program and her special kitties, Oliver Wendell Hemingway, Scout Chalin and Molli Grace, all of which gave her and her family many laughs throughout the years. Nona was also “mom” to many others, too numerous to name.

Nona was preceded in death by her mother and father; grandparents; brothers, Martin L. Fletchall and David E. (Jeanne) Fletchall; sister Sherry Cagnacci and the great love of her life, Robert Conn, with whom she shared many laughs. 

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