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Merlin Jenkins age 88

Posted: 15 March, 2013

Memorial services for Merlin Jenkins age 88 of Carroll will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in wayne on Tuesday March 19 at 11 a.m. Rev. Ray D. E. McCalla Officiate. Memorial visitation will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to service time. Interment will be at Bethany Cemetery in rural Carroll with military rites. Merlin passed away Friday at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Norfolk. Arrangements with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne. Memorials may be directed to the Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery memorial fund.

In Loving Memory

(Age 88)   John Merlin Jenkins   (Of Carroll)
July 6, 1924            Carroll, Nebraska
Entered Into Rest
March 15, 2013     Norfolk, Nebraska
(Nebraska Veterans Home)
A Christian Service
First Presbyterian Church
Wayne, Nebraska
Tuesday      11:00 a.m.      March 19, 2013
Rev. Ray D.E.  McCalla
“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”   “Day Is Done”
“Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty”
Connie Webber
Honorary Pallbearers
  Bill Burris         Edward Verzal
  Willis Davis    Dennis Bateman
Military Rites
Bethany Cemetery
Carroll, Nebraska
Hasemann Funeral Homes
    John Merlin Jenkins was born July 6, 1924, on a farm near  Carroll to Sam and Emily (Morris) Jenkins.  He graduated from Carroll High School in 1942.  Merlin served in the United States Army Infantry from April through November of 1945.  He later farmed near Carroll until moving into Carroll in 1959.  He was employed by Cunningham Well Company until retiring in 1986.  Merlin was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church near Carroll. He served as the caretaker of the Bethany Cemetery for many years. He belonged to Carroll American Legion Post #165.  Merlin enjoyed crocheting, craft shows, collecting old toys, toy cars, and antiques.
         Merlin is survived by five nieces and one nephew, Dorothy Shetler, Charlotte Jenckes, Bill (Joan) Batten, Mary (Edward) Verzal, Sue (Willis) Davis, and Sally (Dennis) Bateman. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Morris and Ronald Jenkins; five sisters, Esther Batten, Vera Jenkins, Cora Jenkins, Etta Fisher, and an infant.
    Merlin’s family appreciates your thoughtfulness and kindness and invites you to lunch in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service.
Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery Memorial Fund
%Sally Bateman, Box 545, Sidney, IA 51652


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