October 24, 2013


Mary Ann Jennewein, 103, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be the Rev. Timothy Schott.

Lector will be Shirley Molitor. Eucharistic ministers will be Lynette Lehrter and Dianne Danner. Casket bearers will be Mary's family and friends. Congregational hymns will be "Litany of the Saints," "How Great Thou Art," "On Eagle's Wings" and "Prayer of St. Francis," with Marcy Anderson, accompanist.

Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Ohde Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Bishop Drumm Care Center, 5837 Winwood Drive, Johnston, Iowa 50131.

Mary Ann, daughter of Henry and Anna (Meiners) Korwes, was born Nov. 28, 1909, on a farm near Roselle. She attended school in the Roselle School District. Mary then worked for area families to help care for their children and homes.

On Oct. 27, 1931, Mary eloped to Hooper, Neb., and married Carl Jennewein. One daughter was born to this union. The couple made their home in Carroll. Mary worked from home as a seamstress. She was extremely talented and had impeccable taste. She made many items including her own dresses with hats to match. Mary was a dedicated woman to her many talents. She gained many lifelong clients with her beautiful work. Mary was able to sew well into her 80s, and also enjoyed crocheting, tatting, cut work and many different needle crafts. Carl died on Sept. 23, 1995, and a few years later Mary moved to an assisted-living home in Johnston to be closer to her daughter.

Mary then moved to Bishop Drumm Nursing Home and received excellent care from the entire staff.

Mary is survived by her daughter Kathy (Craig) Hiatt of Clive, Iowa; siblings Joe Korwes of West Des Moines, Iowa, Gilbert (Mary Lou) Korwes of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Rose Nygard of South Sioux City, Neb., and Tillie Mathison of Harlan, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Anna Korwes; husband Carl Jennewein; brothers Henry Korwes, Ben Korwes, Al Korwes and Harold Korwes; and sisters Kathryn Hinners, Loretta Fillman and Lillian Westfall.