Rita Jenkins 1930-2015


Rita Jenkins, 85, Holton, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at Holton Community Hospital.

She was born May 10, 1930, at Centralia, the daughter of Henry W. and Violet M. Houpt Jen­kins. She graduated from Holton High School in 1948.

Miss Jenkins worked for Dr. Kendall in Holton for 22 years, then served as director of Jackson County Senior Citizens. She started the Senior Citizens Program in 1976 and retired Oct. 1, 1998.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Alpha Circle, serving as leader. She was the Memorial Committee chairperson and a trustee at the church. She also was a member of the Pilot Club of Holton and orga­nized and started the first Brownie Troop in Holton.

Survivors include a sister, Wanda Jenkins, Holton; a brother-in-law, Paul Moser, Holton; two nieces, Terri Moser Gallup and husband Andy, Owasso, Okla., and Barbara Shea, Holton; two nephews, Wayde Shea and wife Lisa, Ottawa, and Gregg Moser, Holton; and five great-nieces and nephews, Dustin Gallup, Caitlin Shea, Connor Shea, Claire Shea and Callie Shea. She was preceded in death by her par­ents; a brother, Bill Jenkins; and two sisters, Jo Alice Shea and Ila Rose Moser.

Cremation is planned. There will be no services per Miss Jenkins’ request.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.

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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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