Doris Marie Jenning, 93, formerly of Orchard Park, NY, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Nov.7, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Ogdensburg with her family by her side.
Doris was born on September 27, 1924 in St. Mary’s, PA, the daughter of Lawrence B. and Ruth Overturf Winslow. She graduated from Dubois High School. She married Alvin G. Jenning on June 8, 1946 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Buffalo, NY. Alvin passed away on October 2, 2001.
During WWII, while attending cosmetology school, Doris worked at the Army Airforce Depot in Buffalo, NY. After the war, she worked in the Orchard Park Elementary School cafeteria, became a homemaker and enjoyed square dancing, quilting, and rug-hooking. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Lou Vrooman, Alexandria Bay and four grandchildren, David and Jason Vrooman and Morgan and Cortney Jenning-Smith. A daughter, Susan Kay Jenning-Smith, predeceased her in 2003.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 10th from 1-3pm at Costello Funeral Home, Alexandria Bay. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday at the Theresa Presbyterian Church in Theresa, NY, with her son-in-law, the Reverend Robert Vrooman officiating.
Contributions may be made in Doris’s name to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, the Theresa Presbyterian Church or a Hospice of one’s choice.