Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Jennifer Klingele

Jennifer Jesse Klingele, age 46, of Springfield, Illinois, and formerly of Quincy, died on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 12:43 am in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Jennifer Klingele | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisJennifer was born April 26, 1972 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of David E. and Carolyn J. Arment Brown. She married Andrew Klingele on May 3, 2003 in Central Baptist Church in Quincy. He survives.

Jennifer was a 1990 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She attended the Gem City College of Horology. Jennifer was employed at Quincy Medical Group until 2003 when she moved to Springfield and began her career at Memorial Healthcare. She also spent two years at the Memorial Walk-In Clinic at HyVee in Springfield. Jennifer was loved by both the patients and co-workers she saw daily in the course of her career. Jennifer was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Jennifer enjoyed reading and making crafts. She was an excellent cook and baker, and fall was her favorite time of the year. For Jennifer, Christmas was the ultimate holiday and she loved to decorate and celebrate with family and friends. Jennifer dearly loved the dogs that she adopted into her life.

Survivors include her husband, Andrew Klingele of Springfield, Illinois; her parents, David and Carolyn (Arment) Brown of Quincy; her sister, Cynthia J. Brown of Quincy; her father and mother-in-law, Bob and Marge Klingele of Quincy; three brothers-in-law, Tom (Becky) Klingele of Terre Haute, IN, and Dan (Betty) Klingele and John (Gina) Klingele, both of Quincy; three sisters-in-law, Theresa (Gary) Zellerman, Linda (Rick) Miles, and Kathy (Mark Crutcher) Wellman, all of Quincy; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members; and her beloved boxer, Josie.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her grandparents, John William and Marie R. (Baker) Arment and Willene and Jesse Brown.

Services: 10:00 am Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Central Baptist, with Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt officiating.

Burial: Knox City Cemetery, Knox City, Missouri

Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday November 23, 2018 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, pet food may be donated for Homeward Bound Waggin’ or to the Quincy Humane Society and memorials are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN)


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Jennifer is one of the most joy-filled people I’ve met…which is a testament of the people who love her most, Andy & her family. Jennifer always has a kind word of comfort and a smile for patients and co-workers alike! Til we meet again!

  2. I am shocked and saddened to see Jennifer’s obituary in the newspaper today. My heartfelt condolences to her family, especially her husband, parents and sister. I knew Jennifer from Memorial, then Hy-Vee. We became friendly 8 years ago when my family moved to Springfield. We both loved our dogs and enjoyed chatting about them, sharing photos and funny stories. Along with many, many others, I will truly miss Jennifer.

  3. It is just so hard to understand why Jennifer was called home. Our condolences and prayers for Andy, The Brown family, and All the family and friends. Jennifer will be missed.

  4. Jennifer was such a great help to me. I was sick and she help me at Hy-Vee. After that we would talk every time I came in to pick up my medication. I will miss her talks. She is such a wonderful person.

  5. My deepest sympathy to the Brown and Klingele family. She was truly a joyous young lady and will be missed. Peace be with you all. She is Coram-Deo Living in the presence of God!♥️

  6. unfortuntely, i did not get to know Jennifer. Jennifer had a great personality when i saw her at work, and that is where i knew her. I even looked forward to going to the doctor and see her at the desk. ALWAYS pleasant, cheery, and professional. ALWAYS. my condolences to her family and friends. no doubt their lives will miss her. we can learn from people like Jennifer.

  7. Very sad to hear about Jennifer’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with Andy and the entire family. I will miss Jennifer and her ever present smile, she was a lovely lady. Rest in Peace

  8. Our prayers are with the family at this time. May God wrap you in his loving arms and bring you comfort.

  9. We are so sad for Andy and the Brown’s. Jennifer was a wonderful person and will be so missed. We will be praying as you gather together with family and friends to celebrate Jennifer’s life.

  10. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jennifer. My thoughts and prayers are with Andy and the entire family. I have lived next door to Jennifer and Andy for about 4 years now. I will miss seeing her working in her garden. She always took the time to chat with me and find out what was going on in my world. She always wore a smile. What a wonderful lady! Rest in peace my friend and neighbor.

  11. I am so sad to hear of Jennifer’s passing. I worked with her at QMG in the PT/MRI Dept. My daughter Maddie was born in 2003. So I remember that time well. Jennifer was such a sweet person. Prayers of comfort to all of her family. 🙏🏻😔

  12. Andy I am truly going to miss Jennifer. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Her fantastic personality, sense of humor and her wonderful cooking will be missed. You and Jen will be and have always been a part of our family. I was truly blessed to know her and to spend a lot of time with her. My heart aches for you and all that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family. She was one of a kind. Love you. 🌻

  13. My heart goes out to you Andy. May the wonderful memories you shared help you through this difficult time. My deepest condolences to you and the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Dave, Carolyn and Cindy. So sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family. God bless🙏🙏🙏🙏

  15. Jennifer and Andy were my neighbors in Springfield before I moved. She was a lady that had a love for life. Always upbeat and a smile on her face. My condolences to Andy and the family.

  16. I worked with Jennifer years ago at QMG. She was such a wonderful person. She will be missed by many. My prayers and condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Jennifer was one of the sweetest people I have ever worked with. She had a heart of gold and she loved her puppies. I worked with her at Memorial and enjoyed working with her. Prayers for her family

  18. So sorry for your your loss! I grew up with Jennifee in church and she was a wonderful person! My thoughts and prayers are with Andy, the Browns and the rest of the family! Carrie (Kelle) Lisenbee.

  19. I am incredibly sad about the passing of Jennifer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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