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Jennie E. Grenz, 93, of Effort, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, at Brookmont Health Care Center in Effort.

Jennie was born in Dotter’s Corner, on June 29, 1919, the daughter of the late Robert and Gertrude (Young) Shupp.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Ladies Auxiliary in Effort. She was also an honorary member of the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association, and a member of the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary in Kresgeville. Many will remember Jennie’s love of collecting treasures from flea markets and auctions. She loved spending her time selling her treasures at her stand at the Wind Gap Flea Market and at Herfurth Brother’s complex in Gilbert.

Jennie had worked as a Warp Tender at the former Collin and Ackerman Textile Co. in Pen Argyl, retiring in 1982. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Brookmont Health Care in Effort and for Herfurth’s Meat Market in retail sales for eight years.

We have been blessed with the presence of Jennie in our lives, and she will be deeply missed by her sons, Steward “Butch” Herfurth Sr. and his wife, Kathy, of Gilbert, Louis C. Herfurth Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Gilbert; daughter-in-law, Nancy Stafford of Saylorsburg; stepdaughter, Thomasina Grenz Odam of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Emma Shupp of Kresgeville. She was a loving and gentle grammy to her nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Jennie was preceded in death by her husbands, Gustav Grenz, Alonzo Odam and Louis Herfurth Sr.; her son, Thomas Odam; her daughter, Gertrude Overfield; son-in-law, Robert Overfield; her grandson, Eric R. Herfurth; her sisters, Florence Zacharias, Miriam Dotter and Emma Davis; and her brothers, Steward and Frederick Shupp.

Family and friends are welcome to offer their condolences from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, with funeral services beginning at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Manuel Stivers officiating. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Dotter’s Corner Cemetery in Kunkletown.