Helen J. Jenkins Smith

April 12, 2012


Helen J. Jenkins Smith, age 82, of Jackson, Ohio, died Thursday April 12, 2012 at the Four Winds Community nursing facility in Jackson, Ohio. She was born April 5, 1930 in Salyersville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Hannah and Flora Penix Caudill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Smith. Surviving are two sons, Donnie (Pinky) Jenkins of Waverly, Ohio and Ronald (Joni) Jenkins of Hilliard, Ohio, two daughters, Linda (Melvin) Bachtel of Jackson, Ohio and Shirley (Clyde) Short of Lebanon, Ohio, nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Betty Howard of Centerville, Ohio and Ruie (Carl) Smith of Columbus, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Buford Jenkins and a brother-in-law, Richmond Howard. Mrs. Smith was a retired school teacher with 27 years of service in the Eastern Local School District and a member of the Trinity Chapel Church. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 14, 2012 at the Cox Burkitt Funeral Home in Beaver, Ohio with Robert Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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