Anne S. Jennings, 93, passed on at her home in Black Walnut, on Sunday January 20, 2008.
Born Feb. 13, 1914, she was daughter of the late Dr. Stephen and Anna Sturdevant, of Black Walnut. Anne graduated from Meshoppen High School in 1931, and attended Hahnemann School of Nursing in Philadelphia. In 1934, she graduated as a registered nurse and worked at Hahnemann Hospital prior to her marriage to Bob Jennings in 1937. Anne and Bob were married for 68 years, before Bob’s death in 2005.
Anne was a committed Christian who loved her church and family. She was a member of the Lovelton Bible Church since 1972.
Mrs. Jennings was a nurse at the old Tyler Hospital for many years before taking the position of school nurse at the Wyalusing Valley High School, where she served for 21 years, retiring in 1976. During her years at WVHS, she continued her education by taking classes from several colleges and graduating from Mansfield University with a B.A. in nursing.
WVHS students and teachers characterized her as a truly caring individual and a credit to her profession. She was a willing listener and dedicated to her job and to the school community. Many families felt the loss of a compassionate and kind friend when she retired.
Surviving are a sister, Ruth Williford, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a son, Stephen Jennings and his wife Georgia of North Haven, Conn.; daughters, Roberta Baker of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; and Jill Mills and her husband Doug of Black Walnut; granddaughters, Christa Pensworth Dunning, of Chandler, Ariz.; Lesley Pensworth, of Carefree, Ariz.; Stephanie Pfluke of Pescadero, Calif.; grandsons, Sean Mills, of Chandler, Ariz.; and Christopher Mills, of Jenningsville; and nine great grandchildren, and a niece.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. from the Lovelton Bible Church, Lovelton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of Anne Jennings, to the Lovelton Bible Church, C/O Fayann Guyette, RR# 2 Box 242A, Mehoopany, PA 18629.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA.