Kim Jennings, a high school physical education teacher in East St. Louis IL (district 189) died of COVID-19 on April 16, 2020.
Less than a year before her untimely death from coronavirus, Kim had helped the Flyerettes of East St. Louis win the Illinois Class 2A state championship (in May 2019), their first state championship since 2011. She worked as a physical education teacher and a track and field coach for many years.
Kim Jennings touched countless lives as a teacher and coach. She undoubtedly imparted values and ideals of teamwork, facing adversity, and practicing to reach top performance to thousands of children during her time as a teacher. She was vivacious and was looking forward to more years working in her vocation.
“When I would bring my Granddaughter, Jaleah out to practice, I’m looking to see the man, Coach Fennoy. Jaleah would say to me, PaPa, we don’t need the man, there’s Coach Jennings. Coach Jennings did so much for the kids. She also taught me to stay out of the way. COACH will be missed. We all loved you.”LS
Larry T Hampton Sr
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at 04:36pm to Kim Jennings’ obituary
Kim Jennings is missed deeply by her family, friends, and the thousands of lives she touched over her many years as a teacher.
- Special thanks to @LostToCovid – School Personnel Lost to Covid for drawing my attention to this St. Louis Metro area COVID-19 death
- Kim Jennings mentioned: Flyerettes soar as state champions – St. Louis American May 21, 2019
- Kim Jennings (pdf) from Appendix A “In Memoriam: Union Members Lost to COVID-19” – April 28 2020 letter from AFL-CIO RE: Urgent Action Needed to Protect Workers from COVID-19 Exposures and Infections
- Kim Jennings obituary at Serenity Memorial