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Annette M. Jennings was born in Moberly, MO in 1961 and graduated from Moberly High School.
Annette changed careers in 2014 from working for the military in various capacities to become the Office Administrator at Turnbull & Stark, P. C. She also assists the firm’s attorneys and clients with the administration of decedent’s probate estates, conservatorship estates, and trust estates.
In October 1982, Annette enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard as a Personnel Specialist with the 1175th Military Police Company in Moberly, MO. In May 1984 she was selected for an Active Guard & Reserve (AGR) position and began her active duty career with the military as Unit Administrator in Boonville, MO. She served in a variety of positions including Legal Non-Commissioned Officer, Active Guard & Reserve (AGR) Medical Manager, and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Active Guard and Reserve Program. She retired in 2007 as a Sergeant First Class with over 23 years of active duty service
After retirement, Annette served as the Retirement Services Officer for the Missouri National Guard from June 2007 to March 2009 and again from April 2012 to November 2014. From March 2009 to April 2012 she served as Executive Director of Missouri’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) program.
Annette was awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, and the Missouri Meritorious Service Medal as well as other medals and commendations during her distinguished military career.
Annette has one daughter, Ashli, who lives in Holts Summit, MO.
Annette continues to serve as a volunteer for Missouri’s ESGR program, assists the Missouri National Guard Retiree Council, and, when she has time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and her new puppy, Bentley.
Beth joined the firm in October 2017 as a legal assistant.
Beth grew up in California, Missouri, and graduated from California High School.
After graduation in 1990, Beth attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia, earning her secretarial degree. She worked for the State of Missouri and Fletcher Grain Company until her son was born in 2001, when she chose to be a stay at home mom. While her children were young, Beth volunteered at the California Elementary School and later became a cook at the California Middle School, where she worked for over 10 years before joining Turnbull & Stark.
Beth is married to Mike Morris and has two children, Lindsey and Tyler. Lindsey is a sophomore at Missouri Western University in St. Joseph, majoring in graphic design. Tyler is a sophomore at California High School. She is a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in California. She enjoys traveling, reading and taking walks and is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. Rounding out her family are two cats and two dogs.
Lee A. Waer was born in St. Louis, MO, in 1945 and grew up in Vienna, Missouri. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Studies from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO.
Lee works part-time now to assist the attorneys at Turnbull & Stark, P. C., with Veterans MO HealthNet (Medicaid) applications and asset protection planning.
In 1975 Lee began employment as caseworker with the Cole County Division of Family Services assigned to help clients with their applications and to determine their eligibility for Medicaid and other assistance programs. In 1980, he transferred to the Family Services' central office to handle inquiries and complaints from clients and elected officials about the public assistance, Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.
Lee was promoted to Program Specialist to help write policy for the Medicaid program. He became a Social Services Supervisor and was responsible for supervising a medical review team which determined if individuals met certain federal disability definitions to receive Medicaid. He retired from Family Services (now called Family Support Division) in August 2003 to join the staff of Turnbull & Stark, P. C. He retired from full-time employment at the law firm, in 2013, to work part-time for up to a couple of days per week.
Lee was recognized by both Governors Bob Holden and Mel Carnahan and several state legislators (from both parties) for responding to inquiries about Medicaid, nursing care, and cash assistance eligibility from legislators, division employees, and citizens. He drafted portions of the state income maintenance manual which county Family Services offices used to administer Medicaid (now called MO HealthNet) eligibility.
Lee served in the U. S. Army from 1970 to 1974 attaining the rank of First Lieutenant.
Lee and his wife, Janet, have been married for more than 40 years. Janet's son, Marc, lives in Wentzville, Missouri, with his wife, Cindi, and sons, Joe and Brian.
Lee and Janet have lived in Jefferson City since September 1974. Lee enjoys reading, shooting guns, bicycling, being with family and friends, and playing billiards.
Joyce has worked with the firm as a part-time receptionist since May 2016.
Joyce grew up in Westphalia and graduated from Fatima High School.
After graduation, Joyce began working for the State of Missouri, and worked over 34 years with the Office of Administration. After retirement, she went to work for Cole County Residential Services, Inc. for several years, before joining Turnbull & Stark.
She and her husband, Steve, have two daughters, Kaitlyn Jaegers and Larisa Boehm. Kaitlyn and Bo live in Loose Creek, and Larisa lives in Columbia. Steve and Joyce make their home on the Boehm family’s home place in Rich Fountain. They raise Angus cattle on their farm.
Joyce enjoys time spent with her daughters, family and friends. She is very content at home and on the farm. She is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She and Steve like to vacation, browse through antique shops, take road trips, four-wheeler rides and walks on the farm.
Carol has worked with the firm as a part-time receptionist since June 2016.
Carol was born in Jefferson City in 1959 and has spent her entire life in the Central Missouri area. She is a graduate of Helias High School.
In 1981, Carol began her employment with the Missouri National Guard as a civilian technician where she held various positions including, data transcriber, payroll technician, Voucher Exam Supervisor and Program Analyst. After 33 years of working for the Missouri National Guard, Carol retired in May 2015. Carol says, “The best part of working with the Guard was the people I came in contact with, the different parts of the world I got to visit, and knowing that in a small way I got to help take care of soldiers.”
Carol and her husband Ralph live in lovely Loose Creek, MO. They have four children, Brad, who lives in Holts Summit with his wife Jennifer and their three children; Gavin, Dallas, and Georgia; Lauren, who lives in Jefferson City; Jennifer, and her husband, Jared, along with their son, Will, live in Kansas City and cheer on the Kansas City Royals; and Justin, and his wife, Erin, are newlyweds and also live in Kansas City.
Carol’s hobbies include gardening, camping, canoeing, and most of all making memories with her grandchildren.