Thursday, December 29, 2022

Obituary - Dennis Wayne Jett

Dennis Wayne Jett, 74, Sheldon, MO passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at his home surrounded by his wife and children. Dennis was born July 14, 1948 in Sedalia, MO to Roy R. and Mildred L. (Klein) Jett. He was married to Carla Slates on January 14, 1977 and she survives of the home.

Dennis was raised in Sedalia and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1966. He served in the United States Army from 1968-1971. Following his years in the service he began working at 3M Nevada retiring in August of 2010 after 38 years of employment.

In addition to his wife Carla, he is survived by one son, Sean (Daneta) Jett, Nevada, MO; two daughters, Mandee (Rick) Menego, Lexington, MO, and Lena Kleeman, Sheldon, MO; grandchildren, CPL Trenten Menego, United States Marine Corps, currently serving overseas, Brenden Menego, Leawood, KS, Kaylen Menego, Lexington, MO, Myah Jett, Nevada, MO, Ella, Emma, and Adi Kleeman, Sheldon, MO; brother, Pearly Jett, Sedalia, MO; sister, Carolyn (Michael) Beck, Jefferson City, MO; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Glenna Reaves, Sheldon, MO, sister-in-law, Cindy (Jim) Burns, Nevada, MO, and his “adopted” sisters, Jan Doe, Woodbury, MN, and Eloise Dwyer, Mountain Home, AR; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mildred (Klein) Jett; brothers, Donnie and Kenneth; three sisters-in-law, Pat, Charlene, and Nancy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gene and Wilma Lathrop; and brother-in-law, Roy Slates.

The family would like to give special thanks to Ted Lessman and Steve Hulsey for everything they have done.

A private family burial will be scheduled at a later date in Sheldon Cemetery. No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you donate to Vernon County Cancer Relief or an organization of your choice c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO.

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