FREDERICKTOWN -- Marion Evelyn Jenkins, 95, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Fredericktown, Missouri.
She was a long-time resident of Bowie, Texas.
Evelyn was born July 16, 1922, in Hardeman County, Texas, the daughter of John Muncie Phillips and Norma Beatrice Linville.
After graduating from Quanah High School in 1940, Evelyn attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, but returned home after a semester.
She worked for the National Farm Bureau, Baker-Hannah and M.E. Moses in Quanah; and the Ford Agency in Amarillo.
On August 13, 1947, Evelyn married Kenneth Jenkins in Quanah, Texas, who preceded her in death. On July 19, 1957, she gave birth to a son, Kevin who loved her beyond measure.
After the death of her husband in January 2015, Evelyn moved from her home in Bowie to her son’s home in Fredericktown, Missouri, along with his wife, Brenda, and the couple’s three children.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, parents and two sisters, Lorraine Minshew and Kathleen Bunch.
She is survived by seven grandchildren, Christopher Jenkins of Germantown, Tennessee, Lizzy (Greg) Ashmore of Midlothian, Virginia; Meredith (Curtis) Robinson of Collierville, Tennessee; Caroline Jenkins of Germantown; Libby, Tracy and Jayden Jenkins, of the home; great-granddaughter, Cara Ashmore, of Midlothian, Virginia; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
There will be a private graveside service held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie for family and friends who had the joy of knowing a woman who lived her life to the fullest.
Memorials can be made to Preferred Hospice, 810 Progress Drive, Farmington, Missouri 63640 or First Baptist Church, 306 Cooper St, Bowie, Texas 76230.
Arrangements by Bryson Funeral Home in Pilot Knob, Missouri.