Jeri Jo Kingery

April 29, 2012

Jeri Jo (Buck) Kingery 57of rural Frankfort, passed away at home on April 29, 2012. Born June 20, 1954 in Frankfort to the late Billy Jo & Mary Lou (Simpson) Buck. She married Nelson Kingery on June 21, 1975 in Frankfort and he survives. Mrs. Kingery was a 1972 graduate of Frankfort High School, 1976 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in education. She received her master degree in education from Indiana University. She was a lifelong Clinton County resident. Mrs. Kingery was a teacher for the Frankfort Community Schools for 34 years, retiring in 2010.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or Riley Children’s Hospital, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Husband: Nelson Kingery of rural Frankfort Twin Daughters: Jaci (Sam) Kuhn and Katy (John) Hazard both of Indianapolis Granddaughter: Marlee Kuhn


19 Condolences for “Jeri Jo Kingery”

  1. Rodney and Buffy Smith April 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Jeri Jo passing. Prayers are being sent your way. What a wonderful lady and she will be missed dearly.

  2. Carrie Hackerd April 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I’m so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Kingery she was my teacher, my husbands teacher, and one of my daughters teacher. She was a wonderful women. God took a wonderful women to be a great angel, she will watch and guide her family. She will never be far from you, she will always be in your hearts. Your family will be in our prayers as you go through this hard time. Know that she was loved by many.
    The Hackerd Family

  3. Rodney and Buffy Smith April 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Jeri Jo passing. Prayers are being sent your way. What a wonderful lady and she will be missed dearly.

  4. Steve & Julie Pearcy April 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Nelson and family. So sorry to hear about Jeri Jo, she always had a special place in our hearts because she was so nice to Heather. I remember a long time ago Jeri Jo had a yellow Camero maybe 1969 and she was at band practice at the old Stott field (by Riley school). I was driving by and I saw a parking space that I had past and started to back up and I backed up in to the Camero. Jeri Jo had a cow, because she wasn’t suppose to be driving that car while he dad was out of town. This was on a Thursday night, he dad was coming home on Monday, I dented the left rear fender in. We got it to the body shop and had it fixed and painted before he got home!!! To this day I wonder if she ever told him? So sorry to hear of her passing. Steve and Julie Pearcy

  5. Cindy Galeener Warren April 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Jeri Jo’s passing. She was in my graduating class and I was looking forward to seeing her at the class reunion this summer. My prayers go out to the family.

  6. Richard Bicknell Jr April 30, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    SO sorry, she was my student teacher, she was a very good teacher.
    I pray for your family and her students.

  7. Jake Myers and Family May 1, 2012 at 8:16 am

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Jeri Jo. My father graduated high school with her and my sister graduated high school with Katy and Jaci. Just know that God is with you during this difficult time. Lean on Him!!! We will continue to pray for the entire family.

  8. Vickie Crews Richardson May 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful teacher! My kids have been out of school for a few years now, but she always stopped me and asked about them. I will never forget the first year at Suncrest, she had my youngest, Brett and she lost one of her diamond earrings– the cleaning people came in during spring break and she just knew if they hadn’t found it, it would never be found. Then my son was sitting in his seat one day and say something sparkle– it was her earring— she was so excited!!! My son was a big IU fan and had two shirts he wore all the time, just so she will give him a hard time– one said Little Bobbie Knight the other said Little Damon Bailey. So as a reward– as difficult as it was for her– she bought him a little IU magnet and gave to him. It is still on our refrigerator— every time I see it, I can hear her telling me the story !! She will be greatly missed— any child who had her as a teacher was a very lucky child!!!

  9. Kevin and Carol Hamilton May 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Hi Nelson,
    This is one of those times I am at a loss for words. Please know we are thinking of you and girls. At a time like this I think back to good times with Jeri Jo at school and our fun at the lake in Michigan. Take care. Carol and Kevin

  10. Rachel King May 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Mrs. Kingery was my 3rd grade teacher at Woodside. She was a wonderful teacher and person. Over the years when I’d see her, she was always smiling, happy and full of life… I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. My heart goes out to her family…

  11. Becky Jacobs Howe May 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mrs. Kingery’s passing. I grew up on E. Boone St. and Jacob had her school. She will be missed by many.

  12. MaryLynn & Randy Peter May 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Jeri-Jo. She was a great person, always laughing. I can remember the “round table” at the Common Grounds, every day after school! So many memories of the laughter and good times. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  13. Viana (Stevens) Harris May 1, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I was in the first grade at Woodside when Jeri was my student teacher, Then my daughter had her in the third grade at Woodside. She was a great woman and a great teacher. Always had a smile and a friendly word! She will be missed.

  14. Cindy Kelly May 2, 2012 at 7:39 am

    So very sorry to hear about Jeri. I loved working with her at Suncrest. She always made me smile. She will be sadly missed, my prayers are with the entire family.

  15. Hoosier Agri-Matic, Inc. May 2, 2012 at 7:44 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Keith Hodgen

  16. Ann Dogar May 2, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Jeri was a wonderful teacher and a very kind person. I taught with her for many years. We are all shocked and sadden by her passing. She will be missed by so many people. My deepest condolences to Nelson, Katy and Jaci.

  17. Julie Doan May 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    What a beautiful, wonderful woman. She was so encouraging in my theatre and education pursuits. I am so sad for the Kingerys and Kuhns. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. What an amazing legacy she has left in her beautiful daughters and adorable granddaughter. She will be missed.

  18. Jane Kinslow Werner May 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Jeri Jo’s passing. I graduated with her and she always had a smile on her face. The last time I talked to her was when Mrs. Buck was taking Chemo~my husband was taking Chemo at the same time. I also live behind Mrs. Buck’s house on S. Prairie and I would see Jeri Jo drive by in the summer in her convertible. She is going to be missed by many!!

  19. JoLynne Ricker Whalen May 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I was saddened to hear about Jeri. Not only was she a wonderful Alpha Xi Delta sister, but she was also a great mentor to me at Purdue. I will always remember that Jeri and Mrs. Buck were there for my family when I lost my dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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