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Caroline Davis Jennings, 92, of Midland, passed away on December 5, 2020 at Brookdale Senior Living. She was born on April 2, 1928 to the late Howard and Lillian Davis.


Caroline was a teacher for Midland Public Schools teaching 3rd grade at Seibert Elementary retiring in June of 1988. After teaching she lived at Riverside for 9 years and served as a librarian and part of the welcoming committee. Caroline belonged to Aldersgate United Methodist Church where she not only attended but used her talents as a Sunday school teacher.


Caroline is survived by her children, Susan Fine, Peggy Powers, James Davis, Christopher Davis, 16 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter. She is also survived by her sisters, Evelyn Jones, Barbara Wilson, Mary Hemmingway and Dorothy Chapin. Caroline was predeceased by her son, Tim Davis, daughter, Carol Wood, and siblings, Mildred Shenkel, Bill Davis and John Davis.


Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Dahlia Hill or SIDS American Academy of Pediatrics.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jennings family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.



Condolence Messages

  1. Pastor Fran Longsdorf

    16 December 2020 7 months ago

    I loved calling on Caroline when I was Visitation Minister. Loved her stories. She drew pictures for my granddaughters when they were with me. Just a wonderful soul

  2. Louise White

    12 December 2020 8 months ago

    My daughter Kristi posted a message already. I have to add that Caroline was also our son Jamie’s third-grade teacher. And I substituted for Caroline many times over the years at Siebert. (Can’t remember if I ever taught for her when one of my children was in her class). Anyway, she was a wonderful teacher for my children, and an easy one to sub for. I read your whole wonderful obit, Chris – your mom was wrong when she told you not to be a writer -:)

  3. Chris Davis

    09 December 2020 8 months ago
  4. Kristi (White) Virta

    08 December 2020 8 months ago

    Mrs. Jennings was my 3rd grade teacher. I’m 48 now! I remember I used to get upset and she would put arm around me and give me a hug. She had a lot of patience and sympathy.

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