Our beloved mother, Rosemary B. Jennings, 88, lifelong resident of Indianapolis, entered eternal life on the morning of May 8, 2013.
Rosemary was born on March 5, 1925, to James Levi Bowlen and Magdalena (Seifert) Bowlen. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Indianapolis.
She married F. Robert Jennings, founder of Service Engineering, Inc., on March 6, 1942.
Rosemary was a devout charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where she was an active volunteer. She also volunteered at Community Hospital East and the Little Sisters of the Poor. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family at her lake house. Holidays were special for large family gatherings. During her life, Rosemary enjoyed bowling, dancing, traveling, movies, reading, singing, and spending time with babies.
She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Robert Jennings; and her siblings, Hazel Mueller, Marie Smith, Elizabeth Reilly, James Bowlen and Joan Humbles.
Rosemary was a loving and devoted mother to Barbara (Bob, deceased) Cripe, Bob (Gerry) Jennings, Bev (Randy) Davis, Brian Jennings, Betty (Bruce) Snodgrass of Lebanon, Rosemarie Jennings, Bruce (Vette) Jennings, Rebecca Jennings and Brenda (Lee) Hopkins. She was also a loving grandmother to James (Hallie), David and Kristen Cripe, Jennifer (Dan) Klase, Adrienne (Scott) Gale, Ryan (Michelle) Jennings, Kristine (James) Skaarsgard, Jason (Emily) Davis, Meredith (Barrett) Esarey, Taylor (Jena) Jennings, Erin (Thomas) Randall, Jonathan (fiancée, Sara) Akles, Brian, Robby (fiancée, Caitlin), Jake (fiancée, Nikki), and Josh Jennings, Alena (Brad) Blevens, Michael (fiancée, Brynne), Cory and Rachel Snyder, and Arian, Oliver and Sophia Hopkins; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, with a rosary service at 8 p.m. Another visitation will be held, prior to the service, at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th St., Indianapolis. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Entombment will be in Washington Park East Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Little Sister’s of the Poor, 2345 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260.
Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
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