Sheila Jinkens Severin, age 62, of Wayland, MO, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka, surrounded by her family.
Sheila was born September 23, 1953 in Keokuk, IA, a daughter of James and Mary Robert Jinkens. She married Dave Howell and they were the parents of a son, Shawn. On June 6, 1981, she was united in marriage to Tim Severin at Wayland, and they were the parents of Scott and Shelby.
Sheila is survived by her husband, Tim, of the home; two sons, Shawn (Amy) Howell of Alexandria, MO and Scott (Savannah Allsup) Severin of Wayland, MO; a daughter, Shelby (Lance) Sonnenburg of Wayland, MO; seven grandchildren: Grady and Parker Howell, Lance (Brittany) Miller, Chance Sonnenburg, Kaden Severin, Madisyn Morgan, and Hadlee Sonnenburg; a great granddaughter, Juliet Miller; one brother, Rickie (Debbie) Jinkens of Wayland, MO; brothers-in-law and their wives: Carl (Joyce) Severin of Niles, OH, Paul (Myrna) Severin of Biloxi, MS, Bob (Jeannie) Severin of Monmouth, IL, Sid (Dee) Severin of Hermitage, PA, and Denny (Ann) Severin of Muskeego, WI; aunts and uncles: Winnie (JoAnn) Jinkens of El Dorado Springs, MO, Jean Jinkens and Aileen Jinkens, both of Keokuk, IA, Harlan (Marilyn) Roberts of Kahoka, MO, Jonna Cunningham of Bedford, IA and Edith Burkett of Quincy, IL; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; and two brothers, Jimmy and Estin Jinkens.
Sheila grew up in Wayland, MO, attended Wayland Grade School, graduating from Clark County R-1 High School with the class of 1971. She was a member of O’Donnell Camp # 9029, R. N.A. and a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Wayland. Sheila had been employed by Sheller Globe and also Armour Dial and by several retail stores including K-Mart and Pamida. She later worked at Running Fox Elementary and babysat in her home as long as her health permitted. Sheila’s life revolved around her family and friends. She loved bowling with her mom and friends and loved shopping trips with her mom as well. She especially enjoyed playing pranks on others. She looked forward to morning coffee with Lance and hot tea made by Scott. TV land was special to her and she dearly loved “Little House on the Prairie”, “Gunsmoke”, “Bonanza”, “The Waltons” and especially “Andy Griffith”. She always looked forward to attending church. Always with a smile, and never one to complain, she always worried about others more than herself. She was most content when she could have all of her family around her where she could hear them talk and laugh. Her selflessness, bravery, and contentment she shared will be forever remembered by those who knew her.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wayland with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Special music was provided by Mrs. Heidi Fox, pianist and Mr. Dan Fox, vocalist. Selections were : “In the Garden”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, and “What a Day That Will Be”.
Pallbearers were Herb Pauly, Jim Davis, Jay Wilson, Bob Howell, Dave Howell, and Buck Curfman. Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery with recorded selection”Wind Beneath My Wings”. Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. on Thursday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Tim Severin (to be used at the discretion of the family).
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.