Jennifer J. Hecht

Monday, September 9, 2002

GRAND TOWER, Ill. - Jennifer J. Hecht, 26, of Chester, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 in St. Louis University Hospital.

She was born Aug. 19, 1976 in Cape Girardeau to Jeffery Lee and Betty Jean Runkle Pennington. She married Gene Hecht Aug. 13, 1998, in Chester.

She attended Peace Lutheran Church and was a member of the Moose Auxiliary in Chester. She was the assistant director of social services at Prairie Oaks Nursing Home of Perryville, Mo.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Morganne Kennedy, Brylea Foutch and Destiny Hecht all of Chester; two stepdaughters, Crystal and Ashley Hecht both of Chester; her parents; two brothers, Todd and Adam Pennington both of McClure, Ill.;

Also surviving are grandparents, Mike and Gloria Nimtz of Stroh, Ind.; Carol Annable of Cypress, Ill.; and step grandfather, Doyle Annable of Cypress.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother and grandfather.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. today at Meredith Funeral Chapel in Grand Tower. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Peggy Camp officiating. Burial will be held at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower.