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Family, Friends and Community Honor Jenna Parlette

MIAMISBURG --  A young Miamisburg woman, who collapsed and died during a cross country race last week, was honored at her former high school Friday night.

Jenna Parlette was remembered by family, friends and the community with a moment of silence before the game started.

"I played on this football field, Jenna's mom cheered here so it is quite an honor to be here," said Jeff Parlette, Jenna's uncle.

Jenna collapsed while competing for Wilmington College, and never regained conscisousness.

She died Tuesday after being taken off life support.

At the game, her family said they're thankful for the community's support.

"With the crowd and the enthusiasm it's really helping our family heal," said Jeff.

She also competed in cross country and track at Miamisburg High School despite her battle with epilepsy.

In 2008, she had a pacemaker out in for an irregular heartbeat, and despite it all, she never let her health get her down.

"Jenna was really dedicated to her sport, she worked really hard at it," said Jeff.

And Friday night, her family, friends and community honored a girl no one in Miamisburg will ever forget.

"She was a free spirit person, she always smiled, she was always happy," said her uncle, "She was always outgoing and she was just a breath of fresh air that she brought to everybody."

Her family has set up a scholarship fund in her honor, which is good for any high school or college student.

Just go to any Fifth-Third bank and ask to donate to the "Jenna Strong Memorial Fund."

 
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