Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jenkins, Verlin Willis

Verlin Willis Jenkins

WESTVILLE (CNS) - Verlin Joe Jenkins, 71, of Westville, [IL], Route 1, a retired miner and mechanic, died at 10:05 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 1972) at Lake View Memorial Hospital. He was admitted a short time before and death was attributed to natural causes.

Born July 2, 1901, in Georgetown, he was the son of Willis and Lucinda Smith Jenkins. He was married July 14, 1921, to Mary Biggs, who survives.

Other survivors include three sons, Charles of Pochahontas, Ill., Norman of Westville and Fred of Houston, Tex.; a daughter, Mrs. Phyliss Calin of Danville; a brother Charles of Bismarck; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Watson of Sherwood, Ohio, and Mrs. Maude Black of California; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Urbas Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Dubre will officiate. Burial will be in McKendree Cemetery near Georgetown. Friends will be received at the funeral home frm 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
(Source: Commercial News, 5 Oct 1972 - furnished by Jo Bolerjack)

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