Alice L. Jenkins, age 80, of Camdenton, MO, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 in the Lewis Co. Nursing Home in Canton, MO.
Alice was born October 17, 1939, one of eleven children, to Henry “Jake” and Elizabeth Louise Bick Logsdon.
Alice was baptized into the Catholic Church at the Shrine of St. Patrick and was also in the last graduating class of the St. Patrick School. In recent years she attended the Camdenton United Methodist Church with Robert’s family.
On October 26, 1957, she married Robert Lee Jenkins in Canton. He preceded her in death on December 3, 1999.
Survivors include three sons, Robert (Neysa) Jenkins of Camdenton, MO, Richard (Kelli) Jenkins of Erie, IL, and Randy Jenkins of Wayland, MO; one daughter, Robin (Jeff) Soper of Kahoka, MO; ten grandchildren: Bobbie Jo (Rex) Bridges and Billie Jo (Brandon) Vance, all of Camdenton, MO, Amanda (Harley) Midkiff of Bolivar, MO, Marc (Bobbie) Jenkins of Cordova, IL, Ryan (Alisha) Monkus of North Little Rock, AR, Amanda Monkus (Zach McClean) and Emily Jenkins, all of Erie, IL; Aaron (Rachel) Jenkins of Burlington, IA and Britny Soper and Joshua Soper, both of Kahoka, MO; seventeen great grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; siblings and inlaws: Ted Logsdon of Florida, Frances (Neil) Rebo of Bolivar, MO, Lucille Abbott of Camdenton, MO, Frank (Fran) Logsdon of TN, Mary Rhodes of Canton, MO, Jodie Edmondson of Springfield, IL, David (Debbie) Logsdon of Kahoka, MO and Danny Dyer of Coeur d’Alene, ID; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three siblings: William “Bill” Logsdon, Karen Dyer, and Jane Spilker and three in-laws: Charles Rhodes, Bill Abbott, Inge Logsdon and Mick Spilker.
Alice was employed for Sheller Globe for over 20 years and was a very active in her union, 444 United Rubber Workers where she also served as steward.
She worked as support for finding work for displaced workers and finding them jobs and furthering their education.
She spent the next 30 years working at her son’s resort in Camdenton.
Hard work was no stranger to Alice and she worked until the day her children told her “enough”.
Alice had been an avid soft ball player in the day and also loved to shoot pool.
She was also an avid Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Family was an important part of her life and she loved going on an annual “butterfly brigade” with her mom and sisters to see as many shrines and other sites they could all dressed up in their butterfly print outfits.
Most important was her love for her family and having get togethers and just being together as loved ones sharing each others lives.
Memorial services were held Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at The Crossing in Keokuk, IA with Pastor A. J. Fuhrman officiating. Special music was “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Silver Wings” and “Amazing Grace”. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until services at 2.
Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials were suggested to the family.
The family was assisted by Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.
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