Jennie Pope grew up in Hume IL. but has lived in Chrisman for over 20 years and was married to Don Pope until his passing. Jennie has three children Shelly, Pam and Scott and seven grandchildren that she adores. Jennie has worked for Pleasant Meadows for almost 21 years all of which she had worked in our Activity Department.
Jennie loves to sing and dance but feels she needs to practice just a bit more! She enjoys singing to the residents and getting them to sing along with her. Her favorite moment of singing was when she was on vacation in Florida and she was randomly picked from the audience to perform on stage with a live band. She sang crazy by Patsy Cline and she states it was such an honor. Jennie is also somewhat of a celebrity. She has had the honor of making two to four records with her sister Lois and the band was called Lois Lee and the Rockets back in the 1960’s. The band had weekly singing gigs and Jennie and her husband would follow them wherever they performed.
She states that she loves her job and has stayed with it for so long because she loves to help the residents and enjoys visiting with them every day. Some of her favorite moments include listening to an Elvis Presley impersonator that was performing at an evening party at Pleasant Meadows and she was able to sing with him. She even got to take his purple scarf home with her!
When asked about what advice she would give to future Pleasant Meadows employees Jennie stated treat the residents as if they are our own family, listen to your boss and do your job!
The activity department is so blessed to have her and we hope that she has many more years in our department!