Jeanette Weseloh


August 9, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Jeanette Kathryn Penno Britt Weseloh, 76, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at her home in Woodson County. She was born Nov. 25, 1935, in Trego County to Daniel and Kathryn (Klusener) Penno.

She graduated from Erie High School in 1953, then attended one year at NCCC in Chanute. She was united in marriage to Dale E. Britt on Nov. 5, 1954 and later divorced. In 1968 she moved to Iola with her four children. She was employed by H.L. Miller & Son, IMP Boats and retired in 1997 after 23 years of service as dispatcher for the Iola Police Department.

On Aug. 9, 1992, she was united in marriage to John S. Weseloh and later moved to the farm in Woodson County.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and LWML, Iola. She loved family gatherings, playing cards, dominoes and working puzzles, as well as playing the piano and reading. She also enjoyed the company of her cat, Topper, and her three bichons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Everett Penno, and sisters Mayme Murphy and Mildred Sumner.

Survivors include her husband John Weseloh of the home; children, Daryl Sigg and husband Jerry, Iola, Diane Audiss and husband Mike, Benedict, Michael Britt and wife Vickie, Iola, Mark Britt and wife Gie, Chanute, Jay Weseloh and wife Connie, Yates Center, and Justin Weseloh, Le Roy; 11 grandchildren, Ryan and Danelle, Heather, Hailey and Alicia, Jennifer, Kendra and Michelle, Tai, Jaylee and Jordan; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, Iola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Iola.

Memorial gifts to Grace Lutheran Church, Friends For Life at Yates Center or Allen County Hospice may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.

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