Jennie was born September 17, 1918, the daughter of Everett and Susan (Fisher) Christy in Jerome, Iowa. She married Wilbur LeRoy Minard. He preceded her in death. She later married Vince Sacco in Centerville. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1982. Jennie and Vince owned and operated Sacco Cab Service in Centerville for many years. Jennie loved nature, especially bird watching. She enjoyed crocheting, latch hooking, cross word puzzles, going on trips with the 18-80 Club, and spending time with her family. Jennie was a member of the Methodist Church in Plano.
Jennie is survived by three daughters, Emma Lee Leopard of Plano, Iowa, Donna Jean Brandon of Centerville, and Sandi (Junior) Robbins of Cincinnati, Iowa; two sons, Walter LeRoy (Rita) Minard of Nampa, Idaho, and James Richard (Bee) Minard of Suffolk, Virginia; a daughter-in-law Roberta Minard; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Jennie was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two children, Virginia May Minard and Wilbur Minard Jr.; two grandsons, Eddie Dean Brandon and Tim Leslie Leopard.
A visitation will be held Friday, May 4, 2007 at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7 PM. Friends may call the funeral home all day on Friday. A private burial will take place at a later date. A memorial has been established to the Golden Age Care Center Aviary Fund and may be left at or mailed to the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S.18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.