Jemima Ennema, 97, returned to her heavenly home on July 28, 2014.
Jemima was born to the late Anton and Cornelia Bliek, in the township of Sigel, Wisconsin, on September 17, 1916. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids in 1934. She worked as a secretary until her marriage to Simon Ennema in June of 1937.
Jemima and Simon were blessed with two children, Russell and Sylvia. They resided in the township of Sigel, farming for 25 years. She also worked at the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune for 10 years before she and Simon retired to Lufkin, Texas. They lived on their ranch in Lufkin until the passing of her beloved husband in 1987.
Jemima then moved to Randolph, Wisconsin, where she was a devoted member of the Randolph Protestant Reformed Church.
Jemima enjoyed gardening, reading, quilting, sewing, and knitting. She also loved volunteering at the church school in Randolph.
Jemima is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Smith (husband Robert); daughter-in-law, Christine Ennette; two grandchildren, Rob Smith (wife Kelly Kluge) and Jillian Stankowski (husband Matthew); one great-grandson, Holden Stankowski, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a sister, a brother, and her son.
Jemima will be buried in the Wallace Chapel Cemetery in Lufkin, Texas, beside her husband, with a graveside service on Friday, August 1, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Randolph Protestant Reformed Church, with a luncheon to follow.
Memorials for Jemima may be directed to the Randolph Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin, or to the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lufkin, Texas.