Joan Jennings

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Joan Marie Jennings, nee Biekert, 96, of Belleville, IL, born March 5, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Jennings was a certified medical assistant and retired as an office manager for Belleville Radiologists Ltd. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She was also a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens and Women of the Moose. Joan also enjoyed bowling and was a part of the senior bowling league at Panorama.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Edgar V. Jennings, whom she married on August 28, 1945; her parents, Dominic W. and Loretta, nee Herman, Biekert; and three sisters, Generosa Clark, Shirley Ehinger, and Marilyn Lehman.

She is survived by her son, David L. (Tina) Jennings, of Millstadt, IL; a grandson, Christopher (Julie) Jennings; two great-grandchildren, Reece and Ryan Jennings; four step-grandchildren, Nathan Lange, Sherese Kesler, Daniel Stark, and Shelley Stark; six step-great-grandchildren, James, Makenzie, and Zavier Kesler, Skylar and Sophie Lange, and Kaelee Stark; two nieces, Debbie (David) Hernandez and Sandra (Christopher) Knee; and four nephews, Barry (Cheryl) Hoercher, Bradley (Brenda) Ehinger, Michael (Kathy) Lehman, and William (Angela) Lehman.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Eugene Neff officiating.

Private burial will be held at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



4 Comments on Joan Jennings

Bob & Julie Ott said : Guest Report Aug 31, 2022 at 9:43 PM

So very sorry to hear of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
james & Carol Cange said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2022 at 8:34 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • nashville
  • il
Faye Dumke said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2022 at 4:25 PM

My sincere condolences. Blessings to the family.

  • Duluth
  • Georgia
Albert (Lou) Pritz said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2022 at 4:17 PM

Sorry for your loss Dave /Tina and family what a wonderful Lady she’ll be missed. Fly high Jone be home with Angles

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois

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