Barbara “Joy” Jennings, age 80 of the Dayton community, passed away on July 16, 2015 at Mercy Hospice. Joy was born on April 23, 1935 in Wyoming. Joy will be remembered by her devotion to her family and unfailing love. She was the strength of her loved ones until the end of her days on this earth. She is now our angel in Heaven to watch over us.
Joy is preceded in death her husband of 57 years James “Jim” Jennings and her beloved son, John L. Jennings. She is also preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.
Joy is survived by her son, Jim W. Jennings and wife Sandy of the Dayton Community; her daughter, Jo L. Hall and husband Ronnie of Fort Smith, Ar. She has 5 grandchildren that will cherish her forever, Jennifer Powell and spouse Jeremy, Lacey Witcher and spouse Garett, Mikah Hall, Adam Hall and spouse C’Anne all of Fort Smith along with Zachary Jennings (her 50th birthday present) of Rogers, Arkansas. She has nine great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Malachi, Audrey, Amelia, Gage, Will, Wyatt, Beau and Ruby. She is also survived by her sister, Arlene Cheney of Poteau, Oklahoma along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be at the First Baptist Church in Howe, Oklahoma at 10:00 am on Monday, July 20, 2015 with burial at the Howe Cemetery.