Betty J. Jennings

COAL CITY— Betty J. Jennings, 87, of Coal City, passed away on Jan. 9, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Betty was born Feb. 5, 1932 in Custer Park. She was a member of the Magnolia Chapter of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and helping others. Betty and her husband, Clarence R. “Junior” Jennings Jr., owned and operated Jennings Tavern in the Braidwood, Kempton, and Diamond locations.
She is survived by two daughters, Karen (David) Abraham, of Sarasota, FL.; and Donna (Sam) Merritt, of Coal City; grandchildren: Phillip (Dana) Abraham, of Coal City; Susan (Dan) Lavelle, of Buckeye, AZ; Christopher Prince, of Coal City; and Emilee (Mike) Horvath, of Peoria; great-grandchildren: Lydia and Morgan Abraham, Molly Rynearson, Wrenn Lavelle and Lennox Horvath.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Clarence R. “Junior” Jennings Jr.; son, Mark Robert Jennings; and daughter, Susan Lynn Jennings.
Cremation rites will be accorded and inurnment will be in Willard Grove Cemetery in Channahon at a later date.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
Ferrari Funeral Services of Coal City is entrusted with arrangements.