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Kay (Charlotte) Jenkins

Posted By Winkel Funeral Home On March 22, 2021 @ 11:16 am In Obituaries | 34 Comments


Kay passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born December 24, 1938 in Henry, South Dakota, the daughter of Fred and Genevieve (Cosgrove) Davis. Kay was a 1956 Plainwell High School graduate and attended Kalamazoo Practical Nurse Center where she received her LPN license. On September 14, 1957 at the Plainwell United Methodist Church, she married Ronald Jenkins, her childhood friend who walked her to her first day of Kindergarten. 

She worked at Pipp Hospital and the “Clinic” in Plainwell until retirement. After retiring, she continued to work at various jobs in Kalamazoo, but Kay’s real work was for the Lord. She had a steadfast faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and it was woven into everything she did. By the grace of God, she was able to maintain strong relationships with neighbors, friends and family.

As a mom, she always had room on the calendar to watch grandkids or go to one of their events. She absolutely loved reading, singing, listening to music and attending musical theater and concerts. She also loved her dolls, one of which she was holding on her last day.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Donna Lou Davis and Jeanine Boulter-Lindeman.

Kay will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ron Jenkins; children, Jeffrey (Julia) Jenkins, Dawn (Brian) Roblyer, and Susan (Nathan) Steffen; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Fred Davis, Don (Donna) Davis, and Joanne Davis along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit with Kay’s family starting at 12:00 P.M., Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Plainwell until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M., with Pastor George Osborn officiating.

Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Kay may be made to the First Baptist Church of Plainwell.

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