Lois Jean Jenkins, 83, of Saltillo, PA died Friday, July 9, 2021 at her home.
Born on January 2, 1938 in Clay Township, PA, she was the fifth of nine children of the late Hayden and Emma Gertrude (Walker) Miller. She was united in marriage to Gerald H. Jenkins on January 1, 1957. Mr. Jenkins preceded in death on September 28, 1989.
She was reunited in heaven with her parents, husband Gerald, daughter Robin Grace, grandson Jacob Dannels, sister Mary Shue and brothers Max and Hayden Miller, Jr.
Mrs. Jenkins leaves behind to cherish her memory son Steven Jenkins and wife Suzy, son-in-law David Grace, daughter Mary Jo Dannels and husband Fred, grandchildren Shannon Jenkins and wife Jayme, Heather Magee and husband Mike, Eric Jenkins and wife Amanda, Baylee Jenkins, Christopher Grace and wife Bethany, Mathew Grace and wife Miranda and Benjamin Dannels.
Those who called her Gigi gave her the greatest delight — her great-grandchildren Avery Jenkins, Mathew Jenkins, Rhett Jenkins, Stevie Elle Magee, Nicholas Grace and Peyton Grace.
Mrs. Jenkins is also remembered by sisters Annalee Hamilton, Joan Miller and husband Jim, Kay Wible and husband Dale, June Gaff and Liz Varner and husband Pete.
She cherished every moment she got to spend with her large extended family. A family meal was never complete without her famous macaroni salad and whoopie pie cake.
She also loved God with all of her heart, faithfully serving him at her church, Fairview Evangelical Church, that she grew up in and later taught Sunday School. She was a master at teaching bible stories. She had a rich alto voice that harmonized with church choir and with the Gospel Echos — a gospel singing group formed with her sisters and their spouses.
The family would like to thank the team at UPMC Family Hospice for their care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at the Fairview Church, 20091 Fairview Church Road, Three Springs, PA, with Pastor Bill Bair officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, adjacent to the church. Friends may call at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, 565 Ridgley Street, Orbisonia, PA from 6 - 8:00 PM on Tuesday and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorial donations may be made to Fairview Church, 20091 Fairview Church Road, Three Springs, PA 17264.
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