Jenny Kay Warden (78)

Crossville, Illinois
Birth: June 12, 1941
Death: March 16, 2020

Jenny Kay Warden 78, of Crossville, Illinois, died on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Wabash Christian Retirement Village in Carmi, Illinois. She was born June 17, 1941, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Murl Richard and Ruby Helen (Jennings) Skaggs. Her husband of 53 years, Robert Warden, preceded her in death.

Jenny loved her family above all else and was a proud wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a woman of great faith throughout her life. She was the co-owner of R. W. Warden Equipment Service, a Crossville oil field supply and heavy equipment service business for more than forty years. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, and spent many years as a 4-H leader.

Survivors include daughters Becky (Chuck) Conner of Crossville; Rachel (David) Anderson of Carmi, Robin (Iann) Mick of Crossville, and Rena (James) Leisure, of Nashville, Tennessee; sister Cherie (Doug) Garrette of Crossville; grandchildren Whitney (Mark) Pearce, Cassie Mick, Tabby Mick, David Conner, Jena Leisure, Jameson Leisure; great grandchildren Maggie Pearce, Liam Pearce, and Conner Pearce; nieces Jennifer (Adam) Lisy, Kimbrell (Ryan) Rakestraw; great niece Dani Rakestraw; and great nephews William Lisy, Caleb Lisy, and Rhett Rakestraw.

A private family service will be held on Wednesday, March 18 at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville. Burial will be in Stokes Cemetery near Crossville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pastoral Care Division of Wabash Christian Retirement Village.

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Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Private Family Service
Burial: Stokes Chapel Cemetery, Crossville, Illinois
Memorials: Pastoral Care Department, Wabash Christian Village, 216 College Boulevard, Carmi, Illinois 62821

7 thoughts on “Jenny Kay Warden”

  1. Tammy MartIn-Seifried

    She was a wonderful lady. I remember her when I was in grade school and she was always so nice to everyone there. Prayers are with all of her family.

  2. Throughout the years as I have come into contact with her, she has always been such a sweetheart. When I did fundraisers she donated a small quilt for the silent auction. Her generous heart was always obvious. All of you girls are in our prayers and when I’d ask about all of you to her, her eyes would light up with pride. Her family was her life. God bless and take care of all of you.

  3. Allen and Pat Williams

    Most of my memories of Jenny Kay are as a teenager and young adult. She was a few years older than me and our cousin Robert Dale. Whenever she was around, she would always try to include us. She was so fun loving. I remember her driving her parents car to the point where it would shake. Then we would all laugh at how scared we were. She took us to the movies and always made sure Robert Dale and I sat in the back, so not to embarrass her. When she and Bob married, she even had us be ushers so we would be included. We both looked up to her.
    As I aged, Pat and I would see Bob and her at family gatherings and talk briefly, but to me she’ll always be remembered as my older cousin that taught me how to enjoy life.

  4. Herb and Carol Woollard

    We always enjoyed visiting with her and Bob. Such a woman of faith. She always reminded us of Dorcas, always doing good for others.

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