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Jennie Routh

October 19, 1935 — August 4, 2013

Jennie Routh

Jennie Vinita Routh, 77, of London, Texas passed from this life on August 4, 2013 at her home on the Llano River surrounded by her family.

ation will be held 78:00 PM, Monday, August 5, 2013 at Kimble Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at London Cemetery with Chris Crites officiating.

Jennie Vinita Routh blessed this earth on October 19, 1935 in Fay Oklahoma as the second child of Mildred and Harold Porter. Vinita was raised and graduated high school in Thomas Oklahoma where she established herself as an artist, a leader and a published poet.

After many adventures in Amarillo and Midland, working for the newspaper, Vinita met and married Bill Routh on January 30, 1970. They began their new adventure raising 5 children together. During her time in Monahans she was a volunteer for the hospitals Ladies Auxiliary Pink Ladys and she stepped up to take charge of the Candy Striper program. She owned two cafes where she developed her legendary chocolate pie recipe.

She became known as a go getter in local and state politics, teaching her children her strong belief in being involved by recruiting them to stuff envelopes and hand out flyers.

She was actively involved at her childrens schools and in their education. In her spare time, she made it a priority the whole family to be involved in activities together. One such activity was square dancing, but in true Vinita style, she also took on sewing all the costumes. She also enjoyed sharing her talents in cooking, quilting, baking and practical jokes.

After a move to Ozona, where she worked for a local judge and a doctor, the family moved to Junction in 1976. Vinita began working at a legal office and continued to open cafes. Her main focus of raising a family that knew love, laughter, and support was her crowning achievement.

With the children grown, the grandkids were the next labor of love. She encouraged creativity and created an environment where all dreams could be achieved. A place where no one was ever bored, Skittle trees and MM trees bloomed, secret pimento cheese recipes were shared and no one preferred McDonalds to Grannie McMuffins or homemade pancakes. She was fluent in sarcasm and wit, keeping us all on our toes and laughing until our sides hurt. She loved God, family, humming birds, deer, yellow roses, and the view from her home.
Everyone she ever met, from her home to her cafes, left full and felt loved.

Vinita is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her sister.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her husband, Bill Routh sister, Barbara Potter of Edmond, OK children, Charles Jackson Crites, Jr. of Kerrville, Cindy Mathis and husband Nathan of Snyder, Curtus Jay Crites and wife Samantha of Junction Charla Putman of San Angelo, Chris Crites of San Marcos grandchildren, Misty Muesing, Heath Mathis, Aubrey Mathis, Brandy Sparks, Cole Williamson, Levi Putnam and eight greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Curtus Crites, Nathan Mathis, Chris Crites, Levi Putnam, Jeff Loman, and Cole Williamson.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Odyssey Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home 3254463076

Visitation Schedule

Kimble Funeral Home
1010 College Street
Junction, TX  76849
Monday, August 5, 2013
78:00 PM
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Service Schedule

Graveside Services
London Cemetery
London, TX
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
10:00 AM

Burial Schedule

London Cemetery
London, TX

Memorial Contributions

Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675

Memorial Contributions

Odyssey Hospice
1001 Water Street Suite B-100
Kerrville, TX 78028

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