Walter Eugene “Gene” Jett, 71, of Donnellson, passed away on Wed., Sept. 8, 2021 at 5:43 a.m. in his home. He was born on Sept. 20, 1949, in Litchfield, IL, a son of Kenneth and Ruby Mae (Mahan) Jett. Gene graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1967. He married the former Sherry Lee Ridinger on Sept. 20, 2006; she survives. Gene was self-employed as a roofer, and also worked at various local factories as a laborer. He was a member of the Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634, and Litchfield Sportsman’s Club. In addition to his wife, Sherry, Gene is survived by:
Father & step-mother, Kenneth (Phyllis) Jett of Litchfield
3 sons, Bart Jett of Coffeen
Steven Jett & Michael Jett both of Litchfield
Step-son, Scott (Cristy) Smith of Sedalia, MO
1 daughter, Sabrina (Wayne) Bartleman of Girard
2 step-daughters, Tanya Pugh & Christina Torres of Springfield, MO
5 brothers, Jim Jett of Coffeen
Tim (Della) Jett of Davenport, IA
Richard (Teresa) Jett of Greenfield, IL
Kenny Jett, Jr. of Roswell, GA
Scott (Tara) Jett of Litchfield
2 sisters, Susan (Denny) Eller of Ava, MO
Tina Cook of Davenport, IA
Gene was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Mae Jett; 1 brother, Robert Jett; 1 sister, Julie Golden.
No services are being held. Cremation rites will be accorded.
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