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Jeannene Rose Pontius 63, Saint Joseph, MO

Jeannene Rose Pontius 63, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at her home.
Jeannene Rose Pontius 63, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at her home.

She was born October 1, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of Wilma and James Miller.

She graduated from Lafayette high school and Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science in Leisure Management.

She married Chester Pontius on March 22, 1994 and he survives of the home.

She worked at St. Joseph school district as a Para Professional Substitute teacher, and enjoyed watching old movies, listen to Gather Brothers Gospel music, but most especially spending time with her grandchildren, She was a member of Carnegie Baptist.

Jeannene was preceded in death by father, James Milton Miller.

Survivors include, husband, Chester Pontius of the home, mother, Wilma Nadine Miller of St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Jalalia "Joann" Miller of St. Joseph, MO, son, Ludwig (LaDonna) Halamar of St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Christinia (Kasey) Keesaman of Clarksdale, MO, and two other sons, Joseph F. (Amanda) Pontius of St. Joseph, MO, and Andrew (Camie) Pontius of Liberty, MO, seventeen, grandchildren, two, great grandchildren and a brother Orville (Bridgett) Miller of Joplin, MO.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Carnegie Baptist Church, Pastor Jacob McMillen and Rev. Albert Shirley officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Glaze Cemetery, Cainsville, MO. Memorials are requested to the Gideon Bible International or Carnegie Baptist Church.
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