Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

August 20, 2013

Wilma Jenkins


Effingham Daily News

---- — Wilma E. Jenkins, 94, of Iola, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Helen’s TLC Home, Farina.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at J.W. Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. Interment will be in Iola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Carmi Baptist Children’s Home and will be recieved at the funeral home. Memorial tributes and condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Wilma was born Tuesday, March 4, 1919, in Xenia, the daughter of William and Juanita (Haug) Onstott. She married Lester Jenkins on Sept. 19, 1936, in Marshall. He preceded her in death on May 31, 2012. She enjoyed her time as a homemaker and truck driver. She was a member of Iola Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for nursery and preschool for 50 years. She also loved to hunt mushrooms, fish, drive her truck and go fox hunting.

Wilma is survived by her sister-in-law, Marge Blair of Louisville; nephew, Ronald Onstott and wife, Betty, of Farina; and nieces, Connie Tolliver and husband, Gene, of Louisville, and Marsha and Karen of Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Hollis Onstott and Everet Onstott; and sisters, Mildred Fatheree and Hazel Solderquist.

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