Jennie F. Dolan U.S. Veteran

October 16, 1926 - July 25, 2012

Jennie F. Dolan, 85, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at St. Joseph's Bluffs. She was born October 16, 1926, in Sesser, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph Clyde and Aline (Cox) Kelly. Jennie was a graduate of Sesser High School in Sesser, Illinois, and a graduate of Jewish Hospital, School of Nursing, becoming a Registered Nurse. On March 17, 1948, Jennie was united in marriage in Kirkwood, Missouri, to William A. Dolan, who preceded her in death. She served in the Nurse Cadet Corps during World War II. After becoming a Registered Nurse, Jennie worked in St. Louis at Jewish Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital and was School Nurse for the Rockwood School District for 10 years. From 1974-1976, Jennie worked at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. Jennie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; Cathedral of St. Joseph, where she volunteered at the church and school; St. Mary's Health Center Auxiliary, serving as a hospital volunteer; Guadalupe Circle; and the Jefferson City Registered Nurses Association. She was also a member and Docent at Cole County Historical Society, member and past treasurer of Mended Hearts, member and historian for the Morning Music Club, and member and past secretary of X Club. Jennie also served as a mentor with the ABLE Learning Program. She is survived by two daughters: Deborah Stokes and husband Rick of Jefferson City, Melinda Sanders and husband Gary of Jefferson City; two brothers: James Kelly and wife Jan of Sesser, Illinois, Carroll Kelly and wife Nancy of Sesser, Illinois; two grandchildren, Jennifer Busby and husband Brian and Kelly Stokes; and two great-grandchildren, Devin Dirnberger and Olivia Busby. Friends will be received from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, where Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Entombment will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Joseph's Bluffs, 1306 W. Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109; Vitae Foundation, 1731 Southridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or Carmelite Monastery, 2201 West Main St., Jefferson City, MO 65109. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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