Jennie was born in St. Louis on May 23, 1975 to Will Bellar and Dennis (Clesi) Bellar. Graduating from Mary Institute in 1993, she went on to earn a BA from Washington University, and a Master’s degree from Columbia College of Chicago. She was a devoted caregiver to her mother, Dennis, who predeceased her in September 2019. She was also predeceased by her brother Kent in 2012.
Surviving are her father Will, brother Kirk and sister-in-law Lisa. She had many friends in the indie music community of St. Louis, who will miss her greatly.
Memorials may be made in Jennifer's name to the Alzheimer's Association.