Sybil M. (Galbreath) Jennings

Born: Sun., Aug. 25, 1912
Died: Mon., Jul. 9, 2012


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 14, 2012
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Celebration of Life

Sat., Aug. 25, 2012

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Sybil M. Jennings

August 25, 1912 – July 9, 2012



South Bend – Sybil M. Jennings, age 99, passed away on Monday July 9, 2012 at her home. Sybil was born on August 25, 1912 in Fulton County, Indiana. Sybil is survived by three sons, Eldon of San Diego, CA, Richard of South Bend, and Douglas (Beverly) of Hudson, IL. She was also blessed by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, all surviving. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold, brothers Eugene and Raymond, daughter-in-law Anna (Eldon) Jennings and her parents, Jacob Martin and Cora (Hornbeck) Galbreath.

Sybil lived almost her entire life in Clay Township, graduating from South Bend Central High School in 1930 and earning a Bachelor’s degree in teaching from Manchester College in 1934.

She taught in township elementary schools until a few months after her marriage to Harold Jennings on January 15, 1938 in Wingate, IN. Later that year, she started her own business, Jennings Interview Service, which became one of the most prominent market research firms in South Bend. Her clients included national political polls as well as major food and drug manufacturers. Her company was featured in the South Bend Tribune Magazine on July 23, 1961.

Sybil was also actively involved in and hosted a variety of functions for the Ladies Community Club and the Women’s Auxiliary of the Clay Township Lions Club. She enjoyed traveling with her family, crocheting and making crafts that she shared with family and friends.

Sybil’s sons appreciate the outstanding support of family, neighbors and the staff of Hospice Care. A visitation will be held at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home 17033 Cleveland Road on Saturday July 14th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. There will be a family celebration of life service on August 25. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to The Center for Hospice Care of South Bend.

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Charitable donations may be made in Sybil's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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George,Sue and Chase Holzwart
   Posted Sat July 14, 2012
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