2009-10-28 / Obituaries


Jean W. Jenkins, age 79, of Bartow, FL, formerly of Colquitt, died at Palm Garden of Winter Haven in Winter Haven, FL, on Saturday, October 17, 2009.

For the past several years, Mrs. Jenkins had lived with and had been cared for by her niece and nephew-inlaw, Rhonda and Steve Cribbs, whom she regarded as a daughter and son.

Funeral services were held in Winter Haven, FL on October 20 with Walter (Cathy) Strohmaier, her pastor and friend, officiating. Burial was at Lakeside Memorial Park in Winter Haven.

Survivors include two sisters, Margie J. (Buddy) Newberry and Carol (Wayne) Llewellyn and one brother, Donald H. Widner, nieces and nephews. She also leaves her friend and roommate at Palm Garden of Winter Haven, Shirley Harrell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert W. Jenkins; her parents, Ethel Mae (Henry) Widner and Charlie Gordon Widner; three sisters, Lynda Mae Gay, Charlie B. Summerlin and Alice Irene Norris; and one brother, James T. Widner.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or to Gordon Cemetery Fund, Ameris Bank PO Box 35, Colquitt, GA 39837.

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