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Evadora B. Jenkins

Evadora B. Jenkins

Evadora B. Jenkins age 93, of the Illinois Veteran's Home Quincy, went to Heaven on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 6:20 a.m. at the Illinois Veteran's Home. She was born April 4, 1927 in Keokuk, IA a daughter of Frank and Beatrice (Bertch) Cogburn. She married Francis H. "Sam" Jenkins on April 9, 1943 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded Evadora in death on September 11, 2004.

Evadora had worked at Motorola and the Illinois Veteran's Home. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church on South 12th Street in Quincy.

She was an accomplished crocheter and an avid reader. Evadora's greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and friends. Though she has gone home to Heaven, she will be missed here on earth by her family and friends for she was a loving and giving woman who was loved by all who knew her.

Her survivors include: two daughters, Janice (Ron) Cook of Mendon; Gloria (Mike) Houghton of Quincy.A daughter-in-law Mary Jenkins of Loraine; a sister, Arlene Staff of Eureka, IL; two brothers, Clifford (Nancy) Cogburn of Waverly, IL and Donald (Christy) Cogburn of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Sandy Dooley of Bowen, IL.

Grandchildren: Susan Jenkins of Kingsville, MO; Terry (Jenny) Jenkins; Becky (Kevin) Syrcle; Rusty Decker; Denise (James) Mewes; and Michael Jenkins all of Quincy; Debbie (Don) Courtain and Kathy (Chris) Wassman all of Skagway, Alaska.

28 Great-Grandchildren and 22 Great-Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Evadora was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Ronald and Randy Jenkins; a grandson David Randall and a great-grandson Tyler Jenkins.

The services for Evadora will be held privately due to the restrictions in place to prevent COVID-19. Interment will be in the New Loraine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Community Blessing Outreach or to the donor's choice of food banks.

Memorials may be sent to Duker & Haugh Funeral Home 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Mark and Panda Turner
Carthage, IL
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We want to send our deep condolence to Evadora's family during this time. Just know you are in our thought and prayers.
From:
Lois Cannell
Laramie, WY
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Aunt Evadora was loved by one and all. She will be greatly missed! I will never forget the fun we had the summer that I stayed with her and Uncle Sam!
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Joan Royer
CONGERVILLE, IL
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I have wonderful memories spending time at Aunt Evadora & Uncle Sam's growing up. I will cherish them dearly. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
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Von and Pat Gregory
Quincy, IL
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Our Condolences go out to Evadora’s family in this time of loss.
We know she is in a better place now and will look forward to seeing her again someday! She was one of life’s beautiful people❤️
From:
Betty Shore
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Janice and Gloria
Love and prayers to your family. Those who love the Lord live
Forever in heaven. Just as the memories live forever in our hearts.
From:
Verla McDonald
Quincy, IL
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My mother was a friend and always talked about how much fun she had going to lunch or shopping with Mrs. Jenkins and her daughter Jan. Please know I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Nancy
Quincy, IL
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Just wanted to send condolences to the family. Wished I could be there to show my respects just know my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. much love to all Nancy
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Fr. Edgar
Quincy, IL
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I enjoyed my visits with her here at IVH-Q and will remember you all in my prayers. She will be especially remember in my Sunday Mass on Mother's Day here at the Vets Home. God bless you all.
From:
Jamie Hahn
Liberty, IL
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Not sure if you will all remember me or not, but I was one of Dr Love’s nurses. She was one of the sweetest patients ever! You all have my sympathy during this difficult time! Take care and know your family is in my thoughts and prayers!