Societys Jennings dies at 78
and her knowledge will be missed
BEDFORD, Ky. (December 2004) Members of the
Trimble County Historical Society say they will miss one of their most
well know charter members, Violet Jennings, who died Nov. 10 at age
78 at her residence in Pendleton, Ky.
by Don Ward
Jennings poses with historical society books.
In many ways, Jennings was the face of the historical
society. She became a member of the club in 1984 and served as president
from 1990 until 2003.
People have been sending condolences from all over, said Joy Mack, the
current president. She did not affect people just in Kentucky but across
Jennings was best known for her extensive knowledge of genealogy. She
worked on publishing genealogical books and helped many families trace
their family tree. She was also extremely knowledgeable about history
in the community.
Jennings was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. In addition
to the Trimble County Historical Society, she was a member of the Kentucky
Historical Society and a dedicated member of the Westport United Methodist
There is a lot of warmth out there for her in the community,
said Mack. She gave so much of herself to everybody.
Although Jennings was no longer president of the historical
society, she never stopped working, said Wilber Cundiff, historical
society treasurer. She handled all of the mailouts for the society,
keeping track of in state and out of state correspondences.
I cant begin to say all she has done, he said. We
dont know what we are going to do with out her.
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