In Loving Memory
Delores Joan Jennings passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, in Kearney, Nebraska, at the age of 74. She was born to Arthur and Wilma (Chancellor) Dimond on September 10, 1941, at home in Fairbury, Nebraska.
After the passing of her mother when Delores was the age of five, she was adopted by her maternal grandparents, Vernon and Rose Chancellor and grew in McCook, Nebraska. While in her teens, Delores worked at the dime store in McCook and graduated from McCook High School.
On July 2, 1960, she married James Jennings at the Oberlin Covenant Church. They soon moved to Houston, Texas, where they started a family and attended Gulf Coast Bible College together while James studied for the ministry.
James was assigned to his first church in Anthony, Kansas. While living there, Delores received her practical nurse certificate and worked at the Anthony Hospital. She was also very active in the church as a minister’s wife.
Their next move was to Mountain Grove, Missouri, where she was a doctor’s personal nurse and very active in the church teaching Sunday school and working with the ladies’ group. Delores enjoyed camping at the Ozarks and camping out while attending the International Church of God Camp meetings in Anderson, Indiana.
In 1989 the couple moved to Littleton, Colorado, where Delores went to teach at the Concorde Career Institute. There she developed the pharmacy technician program. She was named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Allied Health in 1993. This was co-sponsored by the Denver Post and KMGH TV, in conjunction with the Colorado Private School Association.
James and Delores moved to Oberlin in 1997 to be closer to James’s mother. While in Oberlin, she got involved in quilting and loved every minute of it, deeply enjoying her quilting friends. They moved to their current home in 2003, and Delores was able to set up a special quilting room where she would spend as much time as she could making quilts, wall hangings and table runners. She always tried to keep busy and pushed herself to finish projects. Delores loved to collect anything that had to do with angels and made a special angel tree to display many of her collectibles. She was a member of the local Ornament Club, Quilt Club, and the Heart to Heart sewing group. In addition, she did Sunday Songs of Faith for the radio and would not miss a program.
Delores is survived by her husband, James of Oberlin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clinton and Cathy Jennings of Greenfield, Indiana, and Christopher Jennings of Sparks, Nevada; one daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Terry Coalter of St. Joseph, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Helen Chancellor of Bruning, Nebraska; and two grandchildren, Corbin and Corina Jennings.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Raymond Chancellor.
Memorial Service: No services are planned at this time
Memorial Fund: In her name-may be sent in care of the funeral home.