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Rosemary B. Jennings

Our beloved mother, Rosemary B. Jennings, 88, lifelong resident of Indianapolis, entered eternal life on the morning of May 8, 2013. She was born on March 5, 1925 to James Levi Bowlen and Magdalena (Seifert) Bowlen. Rosemary graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Indianapolis. She married F. Robert Jennings, founder of Service Engineering, Inc., on March 6, 1942. She was a devout charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, where she was an active volunteer. Rosemary 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 Cripe (Bob, deceased), Bob Jennings (Gerry), Bev Davis (Randy), Brian Jennings, Betty Snodgrass (Bruce), Rosemarie Jennings, Bruce Jennings (Vette), Rebecca Jennings, and Brenda Hopkins (Lee). She was also a loving grandmother to James (Hallie), David and Kristen Cripe, Jennifer Klase (Dan), Adrienne Gale (Scott), Ryan Jennings (Michelle), Kristine Skaarsgard (James), Jason Davis (Emily), Meredith Esarey (Barrett), Taylor Jennings (Jena), Erin Randall (Thomas), Jonathan Akles (fiancée, Sara), Brian, Robby (fiancée, Caitlin), Jake (fiancée, Nikki), and Josh Jennings, Alena Blevens (Brad), Michael (fiancée, Brynne), Cory, and Rachel Snyder, Arian, Oliver, and Sophia Hopkins, and 26 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7243 E. 10th Street. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan - Washington Park East , 10722 E. Washington Street, with a Rosary Service at 8 p.m. Visitation will also be on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service time 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 Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260. A tribute to Rosemary's life may be viewed online at, where condolences may be shared with her family.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 10, 2013
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