Imogene Louise Jenkins
Imogene Louise Jenkins, 97, of Francesville, passed away at 1:57 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville.
Imogene was born on June 25, 1920, in Monon, to the late John Leighton and Elsie Fern (Kneisley) Toumine. On Sept. 1, 1939, she married Robert Chester Jenkins at the Monon United Methodist Church parsonage. Bob died April 27, 2000. Imogene was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of the Pulaski Presbyterian Church and Tippecanoe Chapter 96 of the Order of Eastern Star where she served twice as the Worthy Matron. Imogene was active in her church. She sang in the choir and organized many funeral dinners. She was also a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Imogene enjoyed spending time with her family and made many quilts and comforters for them.
She is survived by her daughters: Lois Ann [Monte] Stiller of Winamac, Evelyn Sue [Leonard] Garling of Francesville, Betty Louise Ploughe of Rensselaer, and Barbara Jean [Steve] Shidler of Francesville; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents John Leighton and Elsie Fern (Kneisley) Toumine; husband Robert Chester Jenkins; brothers: Bernard W. Toumine, Verlin K. Toumine, Myron E. Toumine and John L. Toumine; and sisters: Edith Fern Dilling, Eleanor Toumine, Aldine Holderly, Garnet Hughes, Geneva Toumine, Willie Sanders and Roselyn Metcalf.
Visitation was 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. An Eastern Star service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 24, at the Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Rev. Jessica Young Brust officiated. Burial took place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.
(Pulaski County Journal — Feb. 28, 2018)