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10/30/2017 1:11:00 PM
Barbara Jean Jennings
Feb. 8, 1931 - Oct. 28, 2017

Barbara Jean Jennings, 86, of Noblesville, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

She was born Feb. 8, 1931, to Howard and Dorothy (Black) Roush in Noblesville.

She was a 1949 graduate of Noblesville High School. She played cornet in the Noblesville Band, and played piano and organ for many school and local functions. She attended Indiana Business College and married her high school sweetheart and soulmate, Fredrick Jennings, in 1951. She worked at Shaw Walker in Indianapolis, at Weldy's Drugstore in Noblesville, and began her 28-year career in the Hamilton County Auditor's Office in 1966, where she served as Deputy Auditor, Chief Deputy Auditor, and was elected as Hamilton County Auditor in 1976-1984. Barbara loved her years in the Hamilton County Courthouse where she faithfully served the people of this county until her retirement in 1994.

Mrs. Jennings loved growing food for the family in their large garden. She loved to cook and find new recipes to try. She has been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Noblesville for more than 75 years. She sang in the choir under the direction of Betty McMahon, until her children were born. She loved to go on fishing trips to Minnesota with her husband and parents and loved traveling to Florida to visit her parents.

She enjoyed crocheting and reading the Bible and daily devotionals. She had a strong Christian faith and as she was no longer able to attend church, she greatly appreciated continued support from Pastor Dick Judson and Carol Miller, and loved reading cards of encouragement from her church family. She was so very thankful to receive monthly communion in her home with Bruce McMahon and visits from Donna Irwin. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family whom she loved dearly.

Survivors include her daughter, Christina (Randy) Noble; son, Phillip Jennings; daughter, Pamela (Terry) Austin; grandson, Steve (Tammie) Austin; grandson, Ryan Austin; and great-grandchildren, Skyler, Mason, Alexyss, Abby, and Aubrey.\

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brothers, David Roush and John Roush.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas W. Miller for his wonderful medical care for more than 30 years and for his extremely compassionate care throughout her health issues over the past several years. A special thank you to the 911 dispatcher, the EMS team, and Riverview Health and the ER staff for your professionalism along with the compassionate care given to Mrs. Jennings and her family.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St., Noblesville. Services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov, 3, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Dick Judson officiating. Burial will follow at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Noblesville First United Methodist Church, 2051 Monument St., Noblesville, IN 46060.

Condolences: www.randallroberts.com

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