Catherine Colleen Jennings, 69, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Russells Point, OH, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013 at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.
She was born on August 16, 1943 in Bellefontaine and raised in Lakeview, a daughter of the late Hobart & Mildred Keating Reed. She was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Lavena Machlitt, Gaylord Reed, Rex Reed, Gene Reed, Inez Reames, Vedna Brodie, and Millard Reed.
On December 21, 1962, she married Ivan V. Jennings, Jr. in Belle Center, OH and he survives. She is also survived by two sons, Travis Cary (Suzanne) Jennings of Dublin, OH, and Timothy Craig (Natalie) Jennings of Apopka, FL, four grandchildren, Kiersten Brielle, Sophia Grace, Travis Cary, Jr., and Mabel Minnelli, and several nieces and nephews.
Colleen was a 1961 graduate of Stokes Local Schools in Lakeview, OH. She worked in sales, mainly real estate, working for Century 21 and a former vice president of the Cooper Craft Guild. She was a Red Hatter and member of the Indian Lake Women of the Moose Chapter #452. Affectionately known as “Grammy” by her beloved grandchildren, she also enjoyed traveling with her husband, having lunches with her friends, and attending OSU Buckeyes football games.
Reverend Bryan Meadows will conduct funeral services beginning 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2013 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Visitation is Sunday, January 20th from 2-5 pm at the funeral home. Entombment is in Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her name to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.