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Obituary for Richard L. Jenkins
RICHARD L. JENKINS, 83, of 518 East High Street in Morrison, IL died Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at his home. Richard was born on March 25, 1926 in Council Bluffs, IA to Vance R. and Dorothy L. (Johnson) Jenkins. He was a graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs, IA. He received a Bachelor"s Degree from Peru State College in Peru, NE and his Master"s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Northeast Missouri State Teacher"s College in Kirksville, MO. He also held special certification in school administration and finance. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Doris M. Martin on June 17, 1947 in Owatonna, MN. She preceded him in death on November 9, 2002. He was employed for 39 years in education. His first 20 years were as a teacher and coach in football, baseball, wrestling, track and basketball; the last 19 years were in school administration. Most recently he was principal of Morrison High School, retiring in 1987. Richard was a member of Morrison VFW Post #8281, Morrison Rotary and various teachers" organizations. He served two terms in the legislative commission of the Illinois High School Association. Survivors include two daughters, Janica Jenkins of Morrison, IL and Jessica (Anthony) Ryan of Morrison, IL; one son, Jeffrey (Deborah) Jenkins of Fulton, IL; five grandchildren, Cody Smith, Haley Ryan, Lacey Ryan, Justin Jenkins, Zachery Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Doris; one son, William Jenkins; one granddaughter, Megan Ryan; one brother, Jack J. Jenkins.
PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICES: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL with Military Funeral HonorsTHERE WILL BE NO VISITATION The Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangementsINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL