Juanita Marie Jenkins, 83, West Point, IL passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021 at her home.
She was born October 18, 1937 in Chicago, IL. She was raised by Arch & Bertha Harrison of Elvaston, IL. She graduated from Hamilton High School. On November 8, 1959 she married Harry Edward Jenkins. He proceeded her in death in 2010.
She was a member of Bowen Christian Church. She was a Sunday School teacher for several years and served on various church committees. She was a devoted farm wife, helping out around the farm whenever and wherever she could. Juanita loved the Lord and her family. She also loved flowers, puzzles, mowing her lawn, macrame and crocheting. She made several beautiful afghans for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three daughters: Linda (Alonzo) Blankenship, Donna (Brian) White, and Judy Willard; nine grandchildren: Derek (Christina) Roberts, Rebecca Blankenship, Landon (Mackenzie) White, Logan (Olivia) White, Lauren White, Jeremiah (Brea) Corrigan, Daniel (Amanda) Corrigan, Rachel (Derrick) Bostic, and Deanna Willard; and 6 great-grandchildren with a seventh due in March. She is also survived by two brothers Lawrence (Sharon) Hamilton and Larry (Carol) Harrison; a sister-in-law Norma Fink and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a son-in-law, Dennis Willard.
Private family services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Bowen Christian Church in Bowen, IL with Rev. SoeBeck Song officiating. Burial will be in Moss Ridge cemetery in Carthage, IL. Memorial contributions may be sent to LaMoine Christian Service Camp, 2760 East County Road 1600 Tennessee , Il 62374.
Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta is handling arrangements.
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