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Obituary for Wayne Jennings

K. “Wayne” Jennings, 76, of St. James, MO formerly of Paradise Lake Effingham, KS died on Sat. Sept. 30th, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2023 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. James Brackett formerly of Union Church, Effingham officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm on Sat, Nov. 11th until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Atchison Humane Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Wayne was born on Nov. 30, 1946, in Marshall, MO, the son of Kermit and Loretta (Vernold) Jennings. He graduated from Slater High School, in 1964. Wayne attended Central Missouri State College for one year. He worked as a supervisor for Lincoln Grain and Continental Grain in the railcar repair department for many years. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, St. James, MO and former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS. Wayne served as a past president of the Paradise Lake Association where they lived for many years. He enjoyed drag racing, and working on cars, especially his 66 Caprice, fishing, boating and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was married to Mary Kay (Stueber) Reniker on July 2, 1976. Mary survives of the home in St. James, MO. Additional survivors include four sons Jeff (Kim)Jennings-Roscher, Kansas City, KS, Daniel Jennings, Atchison, KS, Timothy Jennings, Paradise Lake, KS, and Brayden Jennings, of the home St. James, MO, two daughters Leslee Jennings (Katie),Marthasville, MO, and a bonus daughter Shannon Wilk, Atchison, KS, two brothers John (Glenda) Jennings, Marshall, MO, and Randy (Pam) Jennings, Miami, MO, nine grandchildren, one great grandson, many nieces, nephews and close friends. His parents, a stepfather Arthur Cook, and daughter-in-law Rena Roscher preceded him in death.