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John W. Jenks, 86, of Geneva, died Wednesday, January 3 at UH Geneva Medical Center. He was born August 7, 1931, in Ashtabula, the son of Merle and Cornelia (Johnson) Jenks.
He had worked for 36 years with The Illuminating Company in Ashtabula, retiring in 1990, and when he was younger he worked for the New York Central Railroad.
He is a member of the Geneva First United Methodist Church and had been a member of Ready Campers. He enjoyed camping, traveling and he loved to whittle.
Surviving him is his wife Doris (McCarty) Jenks whom he married Jan. 6, 1951; a son, David (Pamela) Jenks of Harpersfield; three daughters, Kathleen A. (Alan) McCoy of Stevenage, England, Susan L. (Burt) Brown of Ashtabula and Linda K. (Gary) Millberg of Madison; five grandchildren, Brenda, Andrew, Steven, Ryan, Bridget; six great grandchildren; and a sister, Carolyn (James) Wencil of South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Robert; and a sister, Marcella Johnson.
A memorial service will be Friday, February 2, at 11:00 AM at the Geneva First United Methodist Church, 89 South Broadway, Geneva with Rev. Bruce Hitchcock officiating.
Calling hour will be Friday, February 2, 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Geneva First United Methodist Church.
The Geneva Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory 323 South Broadway, Geneva is honored to serve the John Jenks family. Condolences, light a candle and obituary at www.fleming-billman.com
Published on January 24, 2018
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