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100-Year-Old Flossmoor Resident "Snookie" Jeneson Honored By Village

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun presented a resolution honoring resident Else "Snookie" Jeneson on her 100th birthday.

Long before the cast of Jersey Shore was born, even before the invention of television, Else "Snookie" Heidt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Nov. 26, 1912.

"This is a little Snookie," the housekeeper said upon first glance of the newborn, according to a resolution passed by the village. Now, 100 later, the name still sticks.

Since moving to Flossmoor in 1946 with husband George Jeneson and two children, Snookie Jensen has been an active member of the community. She has served as President of the Flossmoor Infant Welfare Society and also as a volunteer den leader for the Cub Scouts. She was one of the first volunteers at Flossmoor Community Church's Bargain Box, has enjoyed golfing at Olympia Fields Country Club and still plays bridge to this day.

"I'm just very happy that we decided to move to Flossmoor," Jeneson said. "It's a wonderful village and, of course, the people make the village and they are great. I hope that I can stay a little longer and watch it grow a little better."

Tim F December 05, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Happy Birthday, Else!!
Laurie Rentschler December 05, 2012 at 03:29 AM
You are clearly drinking from the Fountain of Youth, Snookie! Congratulations on 100 wonderful years! Love, Laurie and Herb
Sue Bertram December 06, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Jack and I have had the incredible privilege of being Snookie's next door neighbor for over a decade. The gardening tips and shared perennials, the patio chats, always ready doggie treats and all the good things that come from having the BEST of neighbors we are so grateful for. We love you Snookie!!!!

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