Jannie Katherine Cunningham
A beautiful soul entered this world on January 18, 1927, the eleventh child of John and Annie Petty, in Waverly, MO. At the age of 4, Jannie lost her mother, and at the age of 7 lost her father. She moved to Oklahoma to live with an aunt & uncle, Sherman and Pauline, before moving to Idaho.
Jannie married Ivan Cunningham on November 2, 1948. To this union, 4 children were born. Ivan “Dale”, Thomas Leo, Ivania “Sue” and Erwin Ray.
Jannie was a homemaker and enjoyed working in the yard with many beautiful flowers and gardens. She also enjoyed crafts knitting and crocheting, making many things for everyone. She was a huge mariner fan and watched all their games and was able to go to Seattle with her youngest son to watch a live game at the stadium. Jannie was always there for her family doing anything she could to help, always having positive, supportive words to say. She was so loved by her family, she has left many wonderful memories for us all. At 94 she still took care of herself and could drive.
Ivan passed away in May 1977. Then in March 1978, she married John Cunningham, keeping it in the family, John passed away on Jan. 1981.
Jannie moved to Buhl in 2000, then in 2017 moved to Jerome to live with her daughter.
Preceding her in death was both sets of parents, John and Annie and Sherman and Pauline, all of her brothers and sisters, both husbands Ivan and John, sons Dale and Tom. Daughter-in-law Mickie, son-in-law Terry.
Survivor Sue Votroubek/Spaulding (Carl), Erin Cunningham (Tierza), her special little pals, Buddy and Poppy, 22 grandchildren, 28+ one on the way great-grandchildren, and first great-great-grandchild on the way.
She loved the Lord was a great servant and now she has her angel wings and is flying with her loved ones. We miss you terribly mom but happy your passing was quick and easy. Love you.
The family would like to thank all the family and friends and coworkers for all the prayers and support, Alice Traighber for taking such good care of her for all these years. The ER staff at St. Luke’s Jerome and Twin Falls St. Luke’s ICU doctors and nurses you did wonderfully, and Ange and staff at Demarays of Jerome for making this part of her journey easier for us.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 3:00 pm at Demaray's Jerome Memorial Chapel. Burial will take place on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Peaceful Valley Cemetery.
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