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Carmel Charline Jennings – January 6, 2014

Jennings Obit PicCarmel Charline Jennings, 85, of Amarillo, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Stephens, senior pastor, and Rev. Perry Hunsaker, associate pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Charline was born May 8, 1928, in Houston, to Carl and Pansy Mayer.  She met her husband, Milton Jennings, on a blind date while he served in the Navy during World War II.  They were married six weeks later.  Milton was the love of her life.  They moved from Houston to Amarillo in 1954.  For many years Milton and Charline enjoyed traveling and playing bridge.

She joined the Northwest Texas Hospital Auxiliary in 1969 and operated the gift shop for many years.  After retiring she went back to volunteering. This past year, she received her 13,000 hour volunteer pin.

Since 1955, Charline was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Covenant Class.  Charline was very supportive of her children and grandchildren and was always in attendance at their sporting activities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Jennings and a son, Gregg Jennings.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Gary Jennings, of Amarillo; a daughter, Cindy Clem of Amarillo; nine grandchildren, Rachelle Bates and husband Buddy of Stuart, FL, Todd Ringling and wife Candy of Palmetto, FL, Jolynn Harrell of Chapel Hill, TN, Jeff Jennings and wife Shirley of Allen, Jason Ringling and wife Tisha and Jennifer Charline Dalton and husband Dale, all of Tulsa, OK, and Chad Davis, Ashley Clem and John Emerson, and Shawna Clem, all of Amarillo; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 I-40 West

Amarillo, TX 79106; or to Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center to benefit the hospice patients at BSA Hospice and Olivia’s Angels, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

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