Derrell and Barbara Jennings will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with family on December 26.
Barbara Courtney and Derrell Jennings were united in marriage on December 26, 1953 at North Court Baptist Church in Ottumwa. Their children are Susan (Greg) Pixley of Ottumwa and Don (Kathy) Jennings of Pleasant Hill. Grandchildren are Laura (Darin) Nelson, Brett (Kendra) Pixley, Emily (Eric) Hoffman, and Amy (Scott) Barsness. They have seven great grandchildren.
Following college and Derrell's service in the army in Oklahoma, the couple lived in Ottumwa. Derrell & Barb were both employed with Ottumwa Community Schools, retiring in 1992. In 2001 the Jennings moved to Bella Vista, AR and enjoyed an active 16 years there. They now reside at 1500 Edgewater Drive, #225, Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327.