Jennie Kaplan Aaron

Jennie Kaplan Aaron, 89, died with her loved ones by her side on Dec. 19, 2001 in Beverly Hills, CA. Jennie was born in Russia on Jan. 7, 1912, the third of five daughters to Rose Osherenko and Phillip Kaplan. A lifelong resident of Chicago, until 1996, she graduated from Marshall High School, Normal Teacher's College and the University of Illinois at Urbana. As a progressive young woman, Mrs. Aaron began teaching in the Chicago Public School system, where she taught for over forty years. An unwavering Cub's fan, an avid reader and lover of both nature and the fine arts, Jennie was a maternal figure to all she met. Known for her compassionate heart, she was a tireless volunteer for many causes, perhaps nowhere more so than the Hadassah House of the North Shore. Her friends considered her one of the finest soup makers, and her family is vying for her griddle and recipe to her delicious buttermike pancakes. Jennie Aaron was married for 62 loving years to her devoted husband Joseph Aaron, who preceded her in death four years earlier. She also was the last survivor of the tight-knit Kaplan sisters; Faye Gaberman, Sadie Byer, Eva Brodar and Esther Jonas. She was a proud mother to her daughter Bonnie Aaron Levin and son, the late Dr. B. Michael Aaron; an adoring grandmother to Brad Aaron, Jordan and Helen Levin and Leigh Levin; a beloved great-grandmother to Grace and Joe Levin; an affectionate aunt to Judy Byer Mostovoy, Joanne Jonas Zitter and Dr. Richard Jonas and a dear friend to many. The family will conduct a memorial service on Jan. 27, 2002 at her daughter's home in Los Angeles, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Jennie Aaron Fund at North Shore Hadassah, 1724 First Street, Highland Park, IL 60035 or a charity of your choice.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2002