Peggy Ann (Baker) Jenkins

December 30, 1936 ‒ June 04, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Peggy Ann Jenkins, age 83, of Delaware, OH, left this world to be with our Lord on June 4, 2020.  She was born on December 30, 1936 in Scioto County, OH, and is the daughter of the late John A. & Grace O. (Humphrey) Baker.  Peggy is survived by her loving husband Herbert J Jenkins, daughter Teresa “Teri” (John) Sherman, granddaughter Kelly (Charles) Jenkins, sister-in-law Sharon Weinbrecht, siblings:  Carole (Dan) Marlowe, Don (Fran) Rose, Gloria (Terry) Jones, Judy (Tom) Hahn and many adored nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by beloved sister Lois Mannering and niece Grace (Fred) Romans, mother and father-in-law Charles H and Merble D (Snyder) Jenkins, brother-in-law Richard Weinbrecht, and most beloved friend Dorothy (Dottie) Duke.

Peggy grew up in Oak Hill, OH and after graduation from high school attended Business College in Portsmouth, OH.  She met the love of her life, Herb Jenkins in Oak Hill, and soon thereafter they were married and moved to Columbus and began their family and careers.  They lived in Columbus a few years then moved to Delaware County and enjoyed 65 years of marriage in which they have always been side-by-side.  Peggy loved the holidays and spending time with her family and many friends who she considered her extended family.  Peggy had the amazing ability to bring you up when you were down, turn rain into sunshine, and always make you feel loved and supported.

Peggy was always adamant that her life was “handcrafted by God”.  She always felt God gave her a musical talent which took her many places in life.  She began singing in the EUB church, where he parents attended, and at the age of 5 she was singing and playing her ukulele there.  When piano lessons were offered, she knew that was what she wanted to do.  She progressed to playing the piano at church as part of a quartet she formed and went on to perform at other local events throughout her high school years.  In the marching band she played the bass drum and in concert band the French horn.  Her senior year she received a Superior rating for the soprano solo in the District Music Contest at Athens and an Excellent rating in the State contest in Portsmouth. In later years she revived her quartet once again and they performed at the annual Festival of Flags in their home town of Oak Hill.

Peggy enjoyed cooking for family & friends, and enjoyed many years of camping with Herb and traveling to many states.  For many years, on week-ends, Peggy and Herb could be found in Loudonville at the Left Tackle Club, owned by Dick Schafrath, (who played for the Cleveland Browns and was State Senator).  Peggy and her drummer, Hezzie Nave, entertained there.  They also played at several other locations in the area.  After retirement, Peggy and Herb purchased a second home in Edgewater, FL and for many years Peggy organized the annual variety show where she played music for various programs, organized and directed the two annual choir events and every year was invited to sing in the Veteran’s Day parade.  Wherever Peggy went and there was a piano, a gathering soon occurred.  One of her greatest joys was to be able to play music for her granddaughter’s wedding.

Peggy worked for 38 years at National Electric Coil in Columbus, OH where her last position was Manager of Customer Service International.  In this position she enjoyed hosting clients from many countries including Russia, Pakistan, New Zealand, India and Dominican Republic to name a few. In a previous position, Peggy held a top security clearance with the Department of Energy which allowed her to tour the Uranium Enrichment Plant in Oakridge, TN.  For another large government project, she was part of the team assigned to develop a special material needed for the Navy’s atomic submarines, at which time she was privileged to meet Admiral Rickover, the government’s liaison officer.  Peggy enjoyed many years of working and socializing with all of the employees at “the Coil”.  During her working years she was on the entertainment committee for company sponsored events like the annual family Christmas Program which provided gifts to all of the employee’s children, the bowling league and other various events.  She was a member of the company social club, NECC-ED and served 13 years on the Board of the NEC Credit Union.

Peggy is a member of the Peachblow U.M.C. where she was blessed with the position of volunteer organist from 1995 to 2018 until her eyesight weakened.  She organized the annual Music Festival and was the Women’s Group President for many years organizing and cooking for the annual Peach Festival.  She and Herb, with several other church members, enjoyed their trips to Utica to purchase fresh peaches from the orchard and while there they would visit Watts Restaurant and the Velvet Ice Cream plant. Peggy and Herb loved their “little church” and had many exciting and loved times shared with their extended family there.

Peggy has been a long-time member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Worthington Chapter #287, Worthington, OH and was privileged to play for several Officer Installations over the years.

A service to honor Peggy’s life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 12, 2020 at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, with burial to follow at Cheshire Cemetery. The family will receive guests on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Peachblow U.M.C., 3247 Peachblow Road, Lewis Center, OH, 43035.

  • Peggy Jenkins was a remarkable lady and one I have had the privilege of knowing for many years. She was a true friend and very gifted and talented. I met her when we worked together at National Electric Coil and she was one of the most brilliant businesswomen I have ever met. She really had a gift in socializing with people and making them feel loved and welcomed at all times. She will be sadly missed and I know my dear friend is Safely Home in God’s loving arms and we will see her again in heaven. She was a blessing to know.

  • Peggy was our friend we met 15 years ago when we brought a house in Hacienda Edgewater we spent 6 months a year the same as her but we came from England. She mad both myself and my friend like part of the family and we loved both her and our Herb very much. We would call ourselves sisters and we shared everything good or bad and hated going home at the end of the 6 months and looked forward to our return.
    She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts so God Bless you Darling get ready for your next next journey and one day we will all be together enjoying a big get together. 🇬🇧 💕 🇺🇸

  • Dick and I enjoyed many seasons at Loudonville with Peggy and Herb There was always laughter where they found God Bless Herb Maybe Peggy and Dick are sharing a few laughs on us now.

  • We met Peggy and Herb when my husband worked at National Electric Coil. She made us feel welcomed and she had such a loving heart. We had many good times with Peggy and Herb.
    Peggy and I were initiated the same time into the Eastern Star in Strongsville in 1983. She was a great friend to us. She had a wonderful out look on life and everyone that knew her felt the same way. If Peggy was at any function you knew you would leave with a smile on your face. Peggy was a wonderful piano player and had such a beautiful voice. Everyone that met her loved her.
    Dennis and I are so sad to hear of her passing and know she is now in heaven playing her piano and singing with the angels. She will always be in our hearts and loved.
    Our symphony goes out to you Herb on the loss of his beloved partner. She will be greatly missed.

    • Peggy, we thought you would live forever and you will in our hearts. How privileged we are for knowing you and enjoying your friendship. When I read one of the replies from the person who said she could always lift you up when you needed lifting, how true it is. I know every time I would see Sharon I would ask how you were doing and how remiss I feel for not calling or visiting you and Herb. ’til we meet again. Howard and Anne Pfannenstein

  • Dear Herb, Teri and John, Kelly and Charles,

    I am so sad to hear of Peg’s passing. So many wonderful memories, from sleepovers with Teri in our teenage years, to all the fun times we all had as Teri and I grew up. The Cutler and Jenkins’ families grew to be great friends, children and parents alike. My parents, Don and Bernadine, enjoyed spending time with Peg and Herb always!! We (Don, Bernadine, and my children) had so many fun visits to see Peg and Herb in Florida when we went south for spring break. Peg recommended Perry’s as a fun place to stay — homemade doughnuts every day weren’t so good for our figures–but we loved it! We loved visiting with Peg and Herb!! Peg always played the piano/organ for us and we so enjoyed her gift of music. Bernadine loved Peg and considered her a “best friend” as they traveled and “lunched” together. After Don and Bernadine passed, I know that Peg and Herb truly missed their dinners and visits, and, most importantly, the strong friendship they all shared. Don and Bernadine and Herb and Peg all got along so well and enjoyed laughing and sharing stories. When Bernadine and Don celebrated their 50th anniversary, Peg shared her gift of music at the celebration and everyone raved over her talent. Her music set the wonderful tone for our celebration. Peg truly had a gift that she so generously shared with others.

    Dear Teri – I can’t tell you how much you will miss your mom. As “only daughters” to our mothers, I understand the close connection that you had with your mother. And I understand the sadness that you are feeling at this difficult time. But please remember that your mother lives on in you, as most of what your learned came from your Mom. As young girls, we studied and learned so much from our mothers — our smiles, our personalities, our actions, our mannerisms, our attitudes, our positivity, and most importantly, our faith in God. We were blessed with two amazing women to teach us the ways of life!! I can’t tell you how many times my daughters have said “Mom, you sound just like Grandma” or “your smile looks just like Grandma.” As much as this is such a difficult time, please find peace in the fact that Peg lives on in you.

    Peg and Bernadine are celebrating together in heaven! (Don is with them, too!) They all had such a strong faith in God and are all at peace as they watch over all of us. I am sending my deepest sympathy to Herb, Teri and John, and Kelly and Charles. Please know that I am keeping you all in my prayers and know that Peg will be missed deeply by all. I’m so sorry that I will be unable to attend the funeral service, as we are on a family vacation this week. Teri – I will be in touch next week.

    Love and Peace to all

  • So sorry the world has lost Peggy! She will be sadly missed.
    We are glad we got to share a small part of it, with the fun parties
    as a small community on Candlelite Land. We always enjoyed her
    ready smiles and hardy laugh. Thanks for the memories.!
    We are sorry we will not attend the calling hours, as Tom has had serious
    health issues, and the doctor advises he not be in crowds. We will be
    thinking of you.
    Tom and Margaret

  • To Herb — I know we haven’t seen or heard from you in 60 plus years but all of our family remember you and Peggy and please accept my most sincere sorrow at hearing of Peggy’s passing. I so recall you visiting with us in London and me enjoying a ride in your Dodge convertible. I also recall one Sunday travelling to what seemed like far away Oak Hill and somewhere I have a photo of me holding a newborn Teri. Once again please accept my most sincere regrets at hearing of your bride’s passing. God bless.
    David Ridenour

  • I’m so sorry for your loss herb and Terry you have done a wonderful job with your wife and mother being beside her and taking care of her was a tremendous endeavor that a lot of people could not have done without Love & Faith bless you all from my family.