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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.