Gracie M. Jennings, age 72, of Pocahontas, passed away Sunday, August 24, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. A memorial service for 72 year-old Gracie M. Jennings is Friday, August 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas. Burial will be in Robinson Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Gracie was born July 9, 1942, to Nicholas Clark and Gracie I. (nee Burke) Hughes, in Medora, IL. On November 27, 1959, she married Richard R. Jennings in Detroit, IL.
She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL, for 20 years and was also a Girl Scout & Brownie Leader in Marine, IL, for several years. Gracie worked and later purchased the B & G Market in Marine, IL, for 15 years. She also worked for the S & H Green Stamp Store in Quincy and later became manager.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Jennings, Pocahontas, IL; 1 daughter, Melody (Harold) Whittman, Pocahontas, IL; 1 son, Jeff Jennings, Pocahontas, IL; 3 sisters, Wanda McCarty, Springfield, IL, Margie Smith, Jacksonville, FL, Bernita Rossum, Lake Havasu City, AZ; 7 grandchildren, Bria, Tyler, December, Christopher, Danielle, Jesse, and Ashlee; 8 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas Clark and Gracie I. Hughes; 4 sisters, Lorna Moore, Mary Pronald, Violet Gowin, Connie Lou Hughes (in infancy); 3 brothers, Carol Hughes, Lowell Hughes, Loren Hughes (in infancy).