NEW LONDON, Ohio
Martha Jane (Casanova) Jennings, 78, of New London, Ohio, and Venice, Fla., died Oct. 7, 2008, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk after an extended illness.
She was born in Frank, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1930. She was a 1948 graduate of Huron High School. She was a naturally keen businesswoman who successfully managed a large and prosperous farm. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Royce, and friends and family, and entertaining both in Ohio and Florida. She loved returning to her beautiful farm outside New London which was the center for many family gatherings where her meals and pies were loved by all.
She is survived by her husband, Royce; children, Mary Jane (John) Hickey, Glen Eric (Adriana) Jennings, Linda Mary (Joel) Johnson, Nancy Elaine (William) Jantsch, Paul David Jennings, Carl Robert (Katherine) Jennings and Catherine Ruth Jennings; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Irma (Robert) Martin and Eunice (Robert) Ries; brothers, Robert Casanova, Donald Casanova and Charles Casanova.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aloysius and Amelia (Raufeisen) Casanova; brother, Aloysius (Bud) Casanova; and sisters, Elarose Schettine and Annamae Cullin.
Friends may call 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Eastman Funeral Home, New London; rosary at 6:30 p.m., prior to visitation. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home conducted by The Rev. Cathy Ake of New London United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Grove Street Cemetery and followed by lunch at Methodist Church in New London.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be expressed at eastmanfuneralhome.com.