Genevieve "Jennie" Louise Waclaw
Oct 24, 1917 - Dec 13, 2016
Genevieve "Jennie"'s Story
Genevieve "Jennie" Louise Waclaw, 99, of Covington, Ind. and formerly of Danville, passed away on Dec. 13, 2016, in Crawfordsville, Ind.
She was born on Oct. 24, 1917, in Zanesville, Ohio, to the late Peter and Julia Gryzbowska Paskey. At age 3 she moved to Danville, where she attended local schools and married the late Edward B. Waclaw, on Oct. 29, 1938. In 1950, she moved to Covington, Ind., where she helped manage the family business, Waclaw Body Shop, which continues to operate to this day. She was a devout member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Throughout her 99 years, she maintained the courage of her convictions, believed strongly in the healing power of herbal remedies and cherished the time she had with her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Paul Paskey; and her sisters, Cecilia "Silk" Thornsbrough Johnson and Irene Sullivan. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Mary Kendall (Emerson) of Palos Heights, Ill.; her son, John Waclaw (Kathy) of Covington, Ind.; her four grandchildren, Karina Kendall Guevara (Arturo), Daniel Waclaw (Teresa Moreno), Cheryl Waclaw and Patrick Waclaw; her great-granddaughter, Abigail Guevara; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to Covington Community Foundation. Condolences to the family may be shared at www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.
There will be a brief funeral service at the Mausoleum located in Resurrection Cemetery, in Danville, Friday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. EST. Shelby Funeral Home, in Covington, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.