Jennifer Mae and Isabella


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Jennifer Mae and Isabella Lanning

Mar 14 1977 - Dec 25 2016

Jennifer Mae Lanning, age 39, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on December 25, 2016.  She was born March 14, 1977, in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Steven and Janeen (Kalina) Whitney.  On October 25, 2008, Jennifer married Craig W. Lanning in Dallas, Texas.  She attended Lake Highlands High School, where she was a student conductor in the band and was a very active member of the theatre and drama club.  Jennifer was a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M, where she played the clarinet in the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega Sorority.  Jennifer was a member of Mensa, the Junior League of Dallas and Girl Scout Troup #7978, with her daughter Elizabeth.

She is survived by her husband, Craig William Lanning of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Elizabeth Mae Lanning; parents, Janeen Karm and husband Rich of Bonham, Texas, Steve Whitney and wife Kathryn of Dallas, Texas; sister, Renee Alonso and husband Joaquin of Plano, Texas; brother, Craig Whitney of Fort Worth, Texas; step-siblings, Sheena Black and husband Sean Wahrmund of New York City, New York, Lance Karm and wife Amy of Cedar Park, Texas, Cynthia Karm of Dallas, Texas; brother-in-law, Andy Lanning of Wilmington, Delaware; nieces and nephews, Bradley Wahrmund, Alyssa Karm and Mason Karm.

Jennifer is preceded in death by her daughter, Isabella Lanning.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday evening at the funeral home.

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