Ada Louise Jenkins

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ada Louise Jenkins, 78, Nevada, Mo., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 18, 2019, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. Ada was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Rich Hill, Mo., to John F. and Ida E. (Gamble) Luther. In 1962, she married Jack Haner and he preceded her in death in 1999. She later married Garry Jenkins on May 30, 2007, and he survives of the home.

Ada grew up in Osceola and graduated from Osceola High School. She worked in the kitchen at Nevada Manor Nursing Home and later Heartland Hospital in Nevada for a number of years retiring in 1999. Ada was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Nevada. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking, watching birds and wildlife in her backyard.

In addition to her husband, Garry, survivors include two daughters, Karen Murphy and her husband, David, Nevada, Mo., and Jackie Messick and her husband, Larry, Nevada, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Jordan Moyer, Mikelah Moyer, Charli Moyer, Christina Figuroa, David Murphy, Michael Murphy, Amy Wick, Brian Gremmel, Kimberly Gremmel, and Kaleb Gremmel; four stepchildren, Leslie Smith and her husband, Walter, Carthage, Mo., Skip Jenkins and his wife, Sherry, Nevada, John Jenkins, Richards, Mo., and Rusty Jenkins and his wife, Barbara, Moundville, Mo.; four stepgrandchildren, Jake Hand, Walter Smith Jr., Vanessa Jenkins, and Jesse Jenkins; two sisters, Ruby Fast and her husband Dale, El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Mary Kern and her husband, John, Drexel, Mo.; one brother, Junior Luther and his wife, Linda, Metz, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Cauthon; her husband, Jack; her parents; and one grandson, Cody Jenkins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Abel Hagan officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to Moore Cemetery Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.