George Barker Jenkins, Jr.
August 24, 1932 ~ June 24, 2012
George Barker Jenkins, Jr., age 79, a resident of rural Blue Mound, Kansas, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his home. He was born August 24, 1932, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of George Barker Jenkins, Sr. and Nancy Fern Boring Jenkins. He married Sylva Hawkins on September 26, 1952, in Kansas City, Kansas. George had served with the United States Navy from July of 1954 to February of 1957 where he was stationed in Texas. He worked as a machinist for the railroad and later for TWA Airlines. He later worked as a lineman for Kansas City Power and Light until his retirement in 1992. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins moved from Kansas City to the farm west of Mapleton, Kansas in 1972 where they raised cattle and enjoyed the rural life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. George was a member of the Mapleton Community of Christ Church and was an ordained priest of the church.
Survivors include his wife, Sylva, of the home; two sons, Ronald Jenkins and wife, Pam, Iola, Kansas and Sylla Jenkins of the home; four grandchildren, Jodi Jenkins and Joe Romero, Las Vegas, Nevada, Jared Jenkins and Summer Lowry, Humboldt, Kansas, Jonna Boren and husband, Cory, Iola, Kansas and Tyler Jenkins, of the home; and nine great-grandchildren, Mariah, Prestyn, Nahla, Trapper, Ruger, Cora, Hunter, Bradley and Laken.. Also surviving are three brothers, Hulen Jenkins and wife, Pat, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Burly Jenkins and wife, Marcia, Springfield, Missouri and Richard Jenkins and wife, Carol, Olathe, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Elder Richard Long assisted by Elder Darryl Bair will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 29th at the Mapleton Community of Christ Church. Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel in Fort Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Mapleton Community of Christ Church or to Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
Thu. Jun. 28, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cheney Witt Chapel
Fri. Jun. 29, 2012
Mapleton Community of Christ Church
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