Gladys Jennings Obituary (2021) – Toledo, OH
Gladys Fadden Jennings, 103, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 22, 2021.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman, and her four siblings. She is survived by her sons, John B. “Brad” Jennings (Christine), Norman Scott Jennings (Denise); daughter, Joan Jennings Dineen (John); eight grandsons; and ten great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews, including a particularly devoted niece, Lori Coder. Gladys loved to be with her family and follow their life.
Gladys graduated from first class to complete four years at DeVilbiss High School. Later, her daughter Joan had the same principal and several of the same teachers. In her 90s, Gladys still enjoyed monthly lunches with a few of her DeVilbiss classmates and at 103 she enjoyed looking at her yearbook. Gladys attended various courses at the University of Toledo. and always enjoyed learning new information. She was a former member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church and for decades she was active in the congregation.
Gladys was known even among her hundreds as the one who dressed stylishly and coordinated right down to her shoes. She has also illustrated and promoted fitness and healthy eating. After a heart attack and open heart surgery at the age of 90, Gladys continued her exercise classes at Oakleaf Village of Sylvania for another decade. Since her teenage years, Gladys loved to play golf. When she couldn’t play anymore, she got excited watching the pros on TV. Gladys loved for others. She has donated hundreds of hats and mittens to charities. His chocolate chip cookies were not only the favorites of his family and friends, but earned him a first place in a cookie contest at the age of ninety-six. Always an avid reader, her hearing deteriorating, she spends a lot of time reading. His interests included memoirs and fiction, magazines, daily letters from loved ones, Toledo’s blade, and whiteboards that helped him communicate. Always curious, she has never lost interest in the making of things, the wonders of nature and men. Gladys will always be loved and remembered for many things, but her gift of friendliness and quick humor stands out. Without a doubt, there is a great meeting in heaven as God welcomes Gladys to her home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Oakleaf Village, Lakes Of Sylvania and Promedica Hospice for their care over the past few years. A virtual memorial will take place later by invitation. Memorial donations can be made online to the DeVilbiss Fund for University Scholarships, http://www.toledocf.org/ or sent to the Toledo Community Foundation, 300 Madison Ave. Suit 1300, Toledo, Ohio 43604. (419) 241-5049.
Posted by The Blade on Aug 29, 2021.