Jennifer Ann (Martin) Villegas, age 40, loving wife and mother, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her home in Olathe. She was born March 12, 1971, in Naperville, Illinois, the daughter of John Paul Martin and Jeanette “Tootie” Martin. Jennifer married Ralph Villegas Jr. on May 31, 2003. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Jennifer, a graduate of Baker University, worked several years in the Hickman Mills school district before moving on to working as a pre- school teacher at Presbyterian Church of Stanley. A member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood-Chapter HJ. Jennifer also devoted a great deal of her time to her two young children, Alexander and Kathryn. Jennifer was a loving and giving person to anyone in need including church, family, and friends. Survivors include a son and daughter, Alexander and Kathryn; and husband, Ralph, of Olathe, KS; mother and father, John and Jeanette “Tootie” Martin, Overland Park, KS; sister, Jane Borcherding (Doug), Leawood, KS; nieces: Rachel, Audrey, and Anna Borcherding; sister- in-laws, Jessica Renee Ramirez (Michael), KCK, and Angela Villegas, KCK; brother-in-law, Christopher Villegas, KCK; and five nephews: Joseph and Andrew Ramirez, and John, Christian, and Gabriel Villegas. Visitation will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, 14895 Antioch Rd, Stanley, KS, on Friday, May 20, from 1-3 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on behalf of Jennifer to the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Arr.: Signature Funerals, 8019 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114, 816- 214-5174; www.cathyb6.sg-host.com.
Visit Guest Book Published in Kansas City Star on May 18, 2011