Janet M. (Jones) Dunning, age 78, a resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Janet was born the daughter of Merl and Mary Jones, in Chillicothe, Missouri on September 29, 1942. She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1960. She played the flute and was a band majorette. She attended Central Missouri State College (now UCM) where she earned a degree in Education in 1964. While in college, Janet met the love of her life, Robert Dunning, and they married in 1965. Janet and Robert had three children, Michael, Mark and Matthew. She taught at Greenwood Elementary for four years then stayed home to raise her children. She returned to teaching and was a career kindergarten teacher at Westview Elementary and Meadow Lane Elementary before retiring in 1998. Janet, a woman of strong faith, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe where she sang in the church choir and the Lee’s Summit Christian Church. Janet cherished family, friends, teaching, and gardening. She enjoyed sports, living in the country, tending to her flowers, bird watching and wildlife, and supporting her three sons through sports, activities, and as they achieved their Eagle Scout rank in Troop 264.
Janet is survived by her brother Ray (Karol) Jones of Columbia, Missouri; her sons Michael (Mary) and Mark (Alison); her grandchildren Ashley, Mikayla, Evan, Anna, and Madison; and many other family and dear friends. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Merl and Mary Jones; her husband, Robert; her son, Matthew; and her sister, Juanita Jones.
A visitation will be at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be at Lee’s Summit Christian Church, 800 NE Tudor Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM with limited capacity only. A graveside service at Floral Hills East to follow.
Donations may be made to Lee’s Summit Christian Church, 800 NE Tudor Rd., LSMO 64086 or Boy Scout Troop 264, c/o Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit, P.O. Box 785, LSMO 64081.