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Jennifer E. Pillars

Jenny passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 at her home in Otsego.

She was born December 27, 1946 in Plainwell, the daughter of Irving and Ethel (Fletcher) Fuller. Jenny worked at Kmart, the Kellogg Biological Station and owned and operated Jenny & Ron’s Market. Jenny loved doing crafts, puzzles and word searches. She enjoyed collecting Coca Cola memorabilia, but preferred drinking Pepsi. Jenny liked traveling out west, viewing wild life, watching the squirrels and camping. She loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her dogs. On February 14, 1964 at Otsego Church of God she married Ronald Pillars who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Bob (Terri) Pillars of Gobles and Ken Pillars of Otsego; grandchildren, Jamie, Sarah, Samantha, Stephanie, Bob, Danielle, Nikki, Ricky, Amelia and Kenny Jr.; 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Pam; granddaughter, Ronda Lee and by her siblings, Irving Jr., Raymond, Rosie, Donna, Pat, Bea and Carol.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Jenny’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Jenny may be made to the

Alzheimer’s Association


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Rev Dan Minor

June 6, 2022 at 6:07 pm

Our sympathy to Ron and family. You had a nice life together. Take care and God bless. Rev Dan and Jolene Minor.


Patti Phillips

June 6, 2022 at 6:35 pm

I’m going to miss her so bad. She was like another Mom to me. My love and prayers to our family and friends.



June 6, 2022 at 7:06 pm

I am so sorry, I have Loved her since I was a child, she treated me like I was one of her own, Ron I am here if you need me, I am so sorry Bobby and Kenny, Prayers for her entire family and friends


Cindy Bell

June 6, 2022 at 7:48 pm

Aunt Jenny and Uncle Ron has been such a wonderful happy part of so much of my life. I cannot believe that she is gone. My heart goes out to you Uncle Ron and to all the family. I can imagine how empty it is without her. I will keep you all in my prayers.


Brian Tice

June 6, 2022 at 8:03 pm

May her memory be a comfort and a blessing. I will forever associate Jenny and Ron with the giant tub of ice cream they always brought to the family reunion.


Jen pillars

June 6, 2022 at 9:40 pm

What a wonderful mother in Law (MOM). I Loved when mom and dad would come visit me in Minnesota. Mom I will miss you dearly. I will miss talking about goats and you wonderful Hugs. Prayers and strength to the pillars family


Ashley Bergen Ackermann

June 7, 2022 at 2:03 am

Sending love and comfort. Holding you all so close to my heart, especially Ron… Jenny was such a wonderful person and will be missed by so many.


Susan knapp

June 7, 2022 at 1:31 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful and loving woman -my heart and prayers are with all of you❤️


Dave Delemme

June 7, 2022 at 6:54 pm

I always enjoyed talking with Jennie when she ran the store on Helen Street. And later at the Otsego City dump where Ron worked until he retired. She would be there to help him. God Bless you Jennie. Dave Delemme


Jerry & Dinah Howrigon

June 7, 2022 at 7:33 pm

Ron we are so sorry to hear of Jennys passing. You and family are in our prayers.


Theresa Irving

June 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm

I am so sorry. She was an awesome lady. Enjoyed her while growing up. Loved seeing her at the store and as one of my regulars. Will miss her.


Rich Knowlton

June 11, 2022 at 8:34 am

So sorry to learn of Jenny’s passing, always enjoyed going into store and chatting with Jen, very nice woman! Sending prayers Ron, Bob and Ken❤️


Brad Bloom

June 11, 2022 at 12:51 pm

she was the salt of the earth .


Colleen K. Ziemer

June 12, 2022 at 1:34 pm

So sorry to hear of Jenny’s passing. Had a lot of fun at the Home Interior Shows I had with her and Pam, Rosie and Carol.


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