Genevieve E. Wymer Tuesday, December 16, 1930 - Monday, April 24, 2017

Genevieve E. “Jenny” Wymer, 86, of Eau Claire, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville after a long battle with cancer.

She was born December 16, 1930, in Lake Township, the daughter of Harold and Josephine Livengood.  Many will remember her as the owner of the Jenny Wren Restaurant in Berrien Springs, where she met and made many lifetime friends.  She also served as a board member at the Central County Senior Center in Berrien Springs.  Jenny loved to travel, and she enjoyed crocheting, quilting, ceramics, and golfing.

She is survived by her children: Melanie (Kurt) Schacknies of Eau Claire, Mark (Vivian) Wymer of Jacksonville, NC, Mary (Scott) Schinske of Paw Paw, Michelle (Ron) Benham of Britton, Michigan; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sister, Delores (Vernon) Coe of Rodney, Michigan; sister-in-law, Lorraine Livengood of Sawyer; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers: Walter, Dallas, and Joe Livengood.

Jenny’s final wish was that her remains be donated to the University of Michigan medical research facility to help find a cure for cancer.  Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, was entrusted with arrangements.  Online memories may be shared with the family at

Her family asks that memorials be sent to Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, or the Central County Senior Center in Berrien Springs.

Rest in peace Jenny. It was a pleasure knowing you and working for you.

Jenny was many things, to many people but to me she was grandma. In my eyes she was a loving, amazing, and strong women whom always had a warm smile. She touched many people's lives and will be missed terribly. It pains me that I will only remember her and her laughter in memories but I am thankful that I have all of those wonderful memories. I will always remember and hold your memories dear grandma.

I will always have fond memories of Jenny. Being her next door business neighbor for many years in downtown Berrien Springs, I got to know her pretty well. I always had an appreciation for her good business head, her compassion for others, and her genuine smile and laugh. She will be missed. Jenny, may you rest in peace.

With sincere condolences to all of Jenny's family,      Roger Kesterke

I was sad to hear of another loss in the Livengood family. We were neighbors for years on Livingston Rd. Please express my condolences to all Jenneys family and expecially her sister Delores and sister in law Lorraine.