Oscar D. Jenkins, the son of Willard Savander and Ruby Grimsley Jenkins, was born Feb. 21, 1918, in El Dorado Springs, and passed away on Sunday March 13, 2005, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, at 87 years of age.
Mr. Jenkins was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was united in marriage to the former Eva "Frances" Stephan on June 7, 1951, in Independence, Mo. He was a Christian and was baptized at Bible Chapel in Longville, Minn., in Long Lake by Pastor Bill Payne. He was a road construction worker and dealt in heavy equipment, but what he liked to do most was fish.
Survivors include his wife, Frances, of the home; a half sister, Mary Jane Jenkins of Joplin; 15 nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and -nephews. Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Mary Elizabeth Jenkins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dan Rorabaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Service arrangements are under the direction of Evergreen Memorial Chapel.