Jennie Eileen Wentworth, the daughter of Marguerite Lillian (Suey) and Hiram Alvin Moger, was born June 27, 1936 at Red Cloud, Nebraska. She departed this life on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 3 days.
A lifelong resident of the area, Jennie received her formal education attending the Red Cloud schools. In 1951, she was united in marriage with William Dean Wentworth at Red Cloud. This union was blessed with five children, Marla Jean, Sharon Lynn, Dennis Dean, William Garth and Merie Eileen. Jennie then began to pursue her career in health care as an aide at the Franklin Care Center. She continued her education by earning her LPN Degree from Kearney Nursing School and was employed with the Sprague Nursing Home and the Webster County Community Hospital. Once again, Jennie returned to school to further her professional career and received her RN Degree. She worked at a number of positions including the clinics for Dr. Ted Ando and Dr. Estela Chan. She was the Director of Nursing in Maxwell, Kansas at the nursing home and later with the hospital in Red Cloud. She was employed for a time with the American Red Cross and then served as surveyor for long term care with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Jennie was proudly presented an honorary membership to the Nebraska State Navy by the governor for her many years of dedicated service to the State of Nebraska. She retired in 2002.
Jennie possessed a number of interests and activities throughout her life. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles, dancing, playing the piano and crocheting. Her personality was pervaded by her warm and caring nature and her greatest love and enthusiasm in life was for her family. She was an active member of the Women's Missionary Council, the Rebekah Lodge in Guide Rock, and the Red Cloud Revival Tabernacle Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Peg and Hi Moger; daughter, Marla, her husband, Dean Wentworth, and a son-in-law, Jeff Vogler.
Left to treasure her memory are her family, Sherry Duffy; Dennis and Ruth Wentworth; Garth and Kathy Wentworth; and Merie and Jamie Farris. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandsons; two sisters, Marjorie Hardy and Dorthy Wood and husband, Albert; a brother, Doug Moger and wife Marcene; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Services were Thursday, 10:00 a.m., December 5, 2019 at the Revival Tabernacle Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Darrell Sutton officiating. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorials are suggested to the Revival Tabernacle Church.
Williams Funeral Home
241 West 4th Avenue
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
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