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Marjorie Elizabeth Jenkins

Marjorie Elizabeth Jenkins, 90, of Vandalia died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia. The Rev. Glen Foreman officiated. Burial was in Vandalia Cemetery.

Visitation celebrating Marjorie’s life was held from 9 a.m., until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marjorie was born Aug. 27, 1929, in Estes, the daughter of Archie Dean and Lutie Henderson Johnston. She was united in marriage to Carroll Paul Jenkins on Dec. 11, 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia. Paul preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2015.

Survivors include a daughter, Lula Sims and husband, CL of Middletown; grandchildren, Lisa Shimp and fiancé Scott Chamberlian of Frankford, Ginna Cover and husband, Bill of Bowling Green, and Melissa Baskett and husband, Jared of Vandalia, MO; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving is ex-tended family raised by Paul and Marjorie in their home, Jon Paul Bergman and wife, Jessica, Shirley Johnson, Robert Johnston, Debbie Ammeter, Jason Bergman, and Bruce Welch.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Jenkins was preceded in death by her brothers, Archie Dean Johnston, Charles Johnston and an infant brother.

Marjorie graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1948. She previously worked at Ely Walker Shoe Factory, Bobbie Brooks Garment Factory and Legoons Canvas Factory in Vandalia before retirement.
She had a green thumb and al-ways enjoyed raising a huge garden. Tomatoes was her specialty and loved to share and eat the fruits of her labor. Along with gardening, Marjorie enjoyed canning, and was also a great cook. In her free time and later years Marjorie enjoyed working on her ancestry. Marjorie’s biggest love was her family and cherished hosting family holiday gatherings.

Marjorie was a member of South-side Baptist Church in Vandalia.

Pallbearers were Bobby Jo Johnston, Troy Johnston, Jason Bergman, Bobby Welch, Jeff Gay, Alan Ed-fords, Mike Van, and Elmer Kidd. Honorary pallbearers were Butch Welch, Bruce Welch, Robert Johnston, and Micah Johnston.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-County Saddle Club or Elm Grove Baptist Church, c/o Waters Funeral Home.

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