Jennie Lynne Poenitske, 55, of Steeleville, IL; born on December 27, 1964 in East St. Louis, IL; passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at home.
Jennie worked in the deli at Dave’s Food Center in Steeleville and at Walmart in Chester. She was an avid Patriots fan. Everyone will remember Jennie by her infectious laugh and smile. You could be in a room full of people and she would stand out in the crowd when she thought something was funny.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Edward Alger and Mary Martha (Hobbs) Taylor. Stepfather – Lloyd W. Taylor. Daughter – Destiny Lee Odle.
She is survived by her loving husband – Gary Poenitske of Steeleville, IL. Two children – Shawna Lynne (Jason) Strosnider of Bourbon, MO and Gary Daniel Poenitske of Steeleville, IL. Son-in-law – Randy Odle of Potosi, MO. Eleven grandchildren – Kyra, Taylor, Alexia, Bailey, Brenyn, Kierstyn, Coltyn, Shandi, Christopher, Garrett and Brandon. Several great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters – Edward Alger of Stoughton, MA; Rhonda (John) Rhodes of Marissa, IL; Villa Henson of Marissa, IL; Robert “Bob” (Linda) Alger of Chester, IL. Many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and many friends.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
A celebration of life will be held at the Marissa Township Building on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Floral arrangements may be delivered to the Marissa Township Building on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after 9:00 a.m.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements