Donald Jennings

September 5, 1935 ~ March 24, 2020 (age 84)

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Donald Earl Jennings, age 84, of Mt. Sterling,Illinois passed away at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. 

He was born September 5, 1935 in Brown County, Illinois the son of Herbert and Anna Lucille Christner Jennings.  He married Mary Ann Butler on August 24, 1956 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois and she preceded him in death on July 15, 2018. 

Mr. Jennings was a partner in Jennings Brothers Sanitation for many years and earlier in life was engaged in farming and had worked for Paul Buckley Auto Parts in Mt. Sterling. 

He attended Brown County schools and graduated from Brown County High School.  

Mr. Jennings was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling.  He was also a member of the Hardin Lodge # 44 A.F. & A.M., a former member of the Kendrick Lodge #430 A.F. &  A.M. and a member of ANSAR Shrine.  

Survivors include 4 children Beth Kunkel (Charlie Bill) of Hersman, Illinois, Mark Jennings, Sheila Wilson (Mark) and Kim Bowen (Joe) all of Mt. Sterling, Illinois.  11 grandchildren Ranea Kunkel, Courtney Hollingsworth (Matt), Brooke Cokel (Jerame),Nikki Gragg (Luke), Joshua Jennings (Mikayla), Gavin Jennings, Brenna Pherigo (Bill), Alex Wilson, Megan Kunkel (Nathan), Tyler Bowen (Sara) and Garrett Bowen.  8 great grandchildren Olivia, Owen and Oliver Cokel, Ruby and Millie Pherigo, Mason and Ashlyn Kunkel and June Bowen. 1 sister Doris Pasilis of Friendswood, Texas. 1 brother John Jennings, Sr. (Mary Louise) of Mt. Sterling, Illinois also survives along with several nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter in infancy, 1 sister Patricia Ann Jennings and 1 brother Ronald Jennings.  

We know that Donald deserves a beautiful tribute and understand that under normal circumstances many friends would love to attend.  

But sadly due to the current health situation and under the direction of the local health department the funeral services are to be conducted with only the immediate family members in attendance.  

Additional family and friends are encouraged to watch Donald’s services streaming live on the funeral home website at  The services may be viewed on the website at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020. There will be no visitation. 

Private burial  will follow in the Hersman Cemetery.  

We also encourage the community to leave a condolence or remembrance for the family on the website. 

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left or mailed to the Hendricker Funeral Home, 406 South Capitol Avenue, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.

The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements. 


To send flowers to Donald's family, please visit our floral store.


Live Broadcast
March 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Mount Sterling, IL 62353

Video is available for this event

Private Services

Hendricker Funeral Home
406 South Capitol Ave.
Mount Sterling, Illinois 62353

There will be no visitation

Private Interment

Hersman Cemetery
Route 99 South
Hersman, Illinois 62353


First Baptist Church
Mount Sterling IL 62353

Charity of the Donors Choice

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