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Jeannette Conklin

June 14, 1925 — April 26, 2022

Jeannette C. (Cunningham) Conklin, of Sycamore, formerly of New Freeport, passed away peacefully at her home April 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted wife, and a loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader and loved watching birds.

Jeannette was born on June 14, 1925 in Rachel, West Virginia to William Okey and Mattie (Carpenter) Cunningham.

Jeannette devoted her 96 years to her faith and to the care of her family. She was a graduate of Hundred High School and West Virginia Business College. She worked at the Bank of Hundred and was the accountant for the family business. Jeannette was a member of the Hundred Church of Christ and attended the Jupiter-Tequesta Church of Christ while wintering in Florida.

Jeannette is survived by her husband of 74 years, Ralph O. Conklin; three sons, Randall L. Conklin and wife Christa of Waynesburg, Douglas R. Conklin and wife Joyce of Sycamore, and Kevin C. Conklin of Waynesburg. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Caitlin Conklin of Waynesburg, Eric Conklin and his wife, Ryoko of New York, Brody Conklin and his wife Mattie of Washington, and Tucker Conklin and his wife Drew of Wexford; four great-grandchildren, Callie Conklin and Carly Conklin of Washington, Cooper Conklin of Wexford, and Arthur Conklin of New York; one niece Connie Robb and her husband Barry of Wintersville, Ohio, and one great-niece Nicole Mattingly.

Jeannette was predeceased by her only brother, William O. Cunningham and niece Tamara Millish.

The family feels blessed to have had the staff and caregivers of Amedisys Home Health and Hospice assisting and guiding them through Jeannette’s final months. We wish them all the blessings and comforts they have provided us.

Friends and family will be received Friday, April 29, 2022 from 12-4 PM & 6-9 PM at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC., 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359; Telephone 724-499-5181. A second viewing will be held Saturday, April 30, from 11-1 PM in the funeral home and a funeral service to follow with Evangelist Steve Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Center Township.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation in Jeannette’s name to: Hundred Public Library, 3527 Hornet Hwy. Hundred WV 26575 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

Please view and sign the online Tribute Wall at www.kestersonfh.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, April 29, 2022

12:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Visitation

Friday, April 29, 2022

6:00 - 9:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Visitation

Saturday, April 30, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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Service

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.

3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy., Rogersville, PA 15359

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