Della M. Jenkinson, age 72, died Wednesday evening, October 5, 2011, at the Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita, Kansas.
She was born August 3, 1939, at Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Merl and Namoi Shipps. As a young girl she attended the Dodge City school system, graduating from Dodge City High School in 1958. She later attended Dodge City Community College.
On April 9, 1961, she married J.J. “Jack” Jenkinson. Upon their marriage the couple made their home in rural Meade County, Kansas, where she assisted her husband with farming and maintained her home.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, serving as a Trustee for many years; the Hobby Club; several car clubs, and flying clubs. She enjoyed reading, square dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by:
Her husband, Jack Jenkinson of rural Meade, Kansas
A son, John Jenkinson and wife Jana of Lakin, Kansas
A daughter, Joy Giessel and husband George of Minneola, Kansas
A brother, Frank Shipps and wife Mary Clair of Dodge City, Kansas
Six grandchildren, Kym, Stephanie, Ryan, Dusty, Kayla, and Miranda
She is preceded in death by her parents; a half-brother, Wayne; and a half-sister, Alameda.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2011, at the United Methodist Church, Meade, Kansas, with the Reverend Susan Greene presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Harry Hynes Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com