Helen Jennings

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August 8, 1921 - January 21, 2015

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Helen Marie Boyer Jennings, 93, of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2014. She was born on August 8, 1921 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where she learned to love walking in the woods. After she graduated from Otterbein College with a B.S., she married Raymond Leach Jennings who later became a family practice physician. They were married for 61 years and were long-time residents of Westerville and Gallipolis, Ohio. Her life was forever shadowed by the death of her parents, John Neely Boyer and Estella Marie Shank, in the crash of Transocean Air Lines Flight 512 east of Wake Island on July 12, 1953. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sisters, Wilma Jean Shoup and Doris Eileen Fields; and two nieces, Pamela Shoup Wood and Deloras Jean Fields. She is survived by her children, Karen Ann Jennings of central Ohio, John Daniel Jennings of Santa Fe, and Stephen Allen Jennings of Sacramento; daughter-in-law, Diane Richmond Jennings of Santa Fe; two grandchildren, Abigail Louise Jennings and Allison Marie Jennings of Sacramento; and many nieces and nephews. Private interment. Arrangements by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, Ohio.


Joan Campbell - Jan 25, 2015

Thinking about Helen brings back so many great memories of the Cooper Road years (and beyond). She and my mother were good friends, as you’ll recall, and they both had such a grand sense of humor! My only visit to Cedar Point was when Helen joined my mother and me for an excellent adventure up there. I also remember what a wonderful hostess Helen was when I and a friend invited ourselves to Athens for a weekend, way back during college. What a lovely person she was!

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