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Jeanette Mable Mingus

May 18, 1936 — August 18, 2018

Jeanette M. Mingus    “former Shinglehouse, Pa. and Wellsville, N.Y. resident”

LIVONIA, N.Y.---Jeanette Mable Mingus, 82, of Livonia, formerly of  Wellsville, N.Y. and Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris, after a short illness.

Born on May 18, 1936 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Roy “Shorty” and Doris Presser Klinger.  She married Donald Mingus, who passed away in 2006.

Jeanette was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School.

Jeanette was employed all of her adult life but found the most joy in taking care of the elderly.  In her youth, Jeanette was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.  She enjoyed doing crafts.  After retirement, she and her husband spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona.

Surviving are two sons, Mark (Diana) Sherwood of Lakeville, N.Y. and Jeffery Sherwood of Andover, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Danielle (Alex) Keogan, Gabrielle Sherwood, Lynn Sherwood, Hannah Sherwood, Milena Sherwood, Cheryl (Cliff) Rigerman, and Adam Bates; several great-grandchildren; two nieces, Robin (Mike) Goode of Shinglehouse, PA and Cindy (Jude) Auman, of Portville; several grandnieces and grandnephews; and many friends, including Laura Hoh of Livonia.     

In addition to her parents and husband, Jeanette was predeceased by a sister, Joanne E. Appleby.

A private memorial service will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in the East Sharon Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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Jeanette’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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