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Catherine Colleen Jennings

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Catherine Colleen Jennings, 69, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Russells Point, passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013, at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

She was born in Bellefontaine on Aug. 16, 1943, and was raised in Lakeview, a daughter of the late Hobart and Mildred Keating Reed. She also was preceded in death by seven siblings, Lavena Machlitt, Gaylord Reed, Rex Reed, Gene Reed, Inez Reames, Vedna Brodie and Millard Reed.

On Dec. 21, 1962, she married Ivan V. Jennings Jr. in Belle Center and he survives, along with two sons, Travis Cary (Suzanne) Jennings of Dublin and Timothy Craig (Natalie) Jennings of Apopka, Fla.; four grandchildren, Kiersten Brielle, Sophia Grace, Travis Cary Jr. and Mabel Minnelli; and several nieces and nephews.

A 1961 graduate of Stokes Local Schools in Lakeview, she worked in sales, mainly real estate, working for Century 21, and was 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.

The Rev. Bryan Meadows conducts a funeral at 11 a.m. Monday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entombment is in Lima Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at

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