Dorothy Marie “Dot” Jenkins went to be with our Lord on Dec. 11. She was 92.
Dorothy had been a resident at Transcendent Healthcare South in Boonville since Sept. 1.
Dorothy was born in Warrick County on June 21, 1924, to William and Lula (Boyd) Garrison.
During WWII, she did her part assisting in the war effort while working in the drafting department of Republic Aviation Corp. in Evansville where the P47 Thunderbolt fighters were built. She also worked for G.E. in Tell City in the 1940s. Dorothy was a former member of the Captain Jacob Warrick Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed her family and friends, her flower gardens and being a stay-at-home mom.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, David J. Jenkins, in 2005; and a daughter, Cindy B. Jenkins in 1972.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, David Jenkins and his wife, Karen, of Boonville and Jeffrey Jenkins and his wife, Rhonda, of Newburgh; four grandsons, Lieutenant Colonel David Matthew Jenkins and his wife, Yuko, of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Jon Jenkins and his wife, Lisa, of DeGonia Springs, Benjamin Jenkins and his wife, Jana, of Boonville and Bryson Jenkins of Newburgh; eight great-grandchildren, Jonny, Logann, LeAnn, Malinda, Drew and Jacob Jenkins and Ryan and Samantha McDowell; two brothers, Charles and Thomas Garrison; two sisters, Margret Cotton and Ellen Byers; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Father Lowell Will, Father Chris Forler, Deacon Thomas Lambert, Deacon Richard Leibundguth and the nurses and staff at Transcendent South for the loving care shown to Dorothy.
A mass of Christian burial was held Monday, Dec. 19 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Boonville, with burial following in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Father Lowell Will and Father Chris Forler officiated the ceremony. Koehler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Department of Disabled Veterans (DAV).