Peggy Dianne Jenkins
November 28, 1952 ‒ April 16, 2016
We have all met that person at a party or other function that seems to “light up a room.” Peggy Dianne Jenkins was that person. She always presented herself with a sense of elegance and class. When she spoke, people listened. She was caring, considerate, encouraging, and a giver. Peggy loved her Lord and Savior and her family with everything she had. On Saturday, April 16, 2016, Heaven opened its doors for Peggy following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 63.
On November 28, 1952, Peggy was born in Mount Gilead, OH, the daughter of the late Wm. Lewis and Loretta Mae (Snyder) Ebersole. She graduated from Highland High School in the Class of 1970.
Following high school, Peggy worked for several years at North Electric in Galion. She then took a job as an Administrative Assistant at Delaware Christian School, where she had been the last 29 years. She was highly respected by both students and staff, touching many of their lives in different ways.
On September 14, 1973, Peggy married her high school sweetheart, Robert Wayne Jenkins at Pulaskiville Community Bible Church. They shared a special bond as husband and wife the last 43 years.
Peggy found her love of Jesus at a young age. She accepted Christ into her heart on Mother’s Day while in high school. She continued her Christian walk as a member of the Pulaskiville Community Bible Church for many years. For the last 20 years, Peggy has been a member of the North Woodbury Alliance Church. She loved her church and was very involved serving in children’s ministry, women’s ministry, teaching Bible studies, and helping in the nursery. She had a mature knowledge of and an extraordinary relationship with her Lord. She found a strong foundation in prayer and was able to deliver very helpful prayers when needed.
Peggy enjoyed the outdoors and loved being out in the sun. She would spend hours working in her flower garden and mowing the lawn. Being project oriented, she always had an orderly and well-maintained home.
Peggy’s family was the absolute love of her life and she especially adored her grandchildren. She loved to play with them and provide them with anything they needed. As a family, they enjoyed playing Pickleball on their indoor court, creating a unique bond within her family.
As an exceptional, Godly woman, Peggy touched an immeasurable amount of people during her time here on this Earth. She will be missed dearly by everyone she affected.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Bob, of Chesterville; two children: Andrea (Ryan) Estabrook of Geneva, IL, Shawn (Anne) Jenkins of Powell; four grandchildren: Adelyn and Landon Estabrook, Alise and Isaac Jenkins; two sisters: Teresa (Kim) Waggoner of Mount Vernon, Lora (Mark) Burge of Cardington; a brother, Scott (Jennie) Ebersole of Delaware, OH; and a special niece and nephew, Lauryn and Tyler Ebersole.
Peggy’s Family will greet friends from 2 – 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the North Woodbury Alliance Church, 6385 State Route 314, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 with Pastor Yogi Durbin and Pastor Cory Schnuerer officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
In lieu of flowers, a Peggy Jenkins Scholarship Fund is being set up and may be made in care of Delaware Christian School, 45 Belle Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015. (If you wish to donate, please make check out to Delaware Christian School and put Peggy Jenkins Scholarship Fund in memo line.)
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Peggy’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com