Peggy Dianne Jenkins

November 28, 1952 ‒ April 16, 2016

Chesterville, Ohio

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

  • Glenda and I are deeply saddened by Peggy’s death. Bob and family, be assured of our deepest concern and our prayers for you during these difficult days.
    Tim and Glenda Stephenson

  • Words are difficult to express how much my heart aches for you and your family. I have only known both you and Peggy for such a short period of time, but it felt like a lifetime. Please accept my deepest sympathy,

  • Bob,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Even though we knew Peggy for a short time, she was such a bubbly and fun person. She always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by us and everyone she came in contact with here in Florida. Rest in Peace, Peggy.
    Steve and Kathy Widau
    Southern Pines
    Bonita Springs, FL

  • Our prayers for strength, comfort, and the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7) are with all the family, and anyone that was blessed to know Peggy.
    We are so thankful for the recent time in Florida with her and Bob . To hear and see her commitment to her family and Jesus along with her competitive spirit are special memories we will treasure.
    Hugs and prayers with our deepest sympathy,
    John and Bonnie

  • Bob and family, my heart is breaking for you, no words can help, only Gods amazing love can get you through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I was so sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Jenkins she was a beloved Secretary and teacher at times at Delaware Christian she will be missed. Mr Jenkins you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Bob, my heart aches for you. I have many happy memories of Peggy, God just added another angel to heaven.

  • Bob,
    We are so sorry to hear of Peg’s sudden passing. We only knew you both for such a short time, meeting first on the Pickleball court in Florida. We loved Peg’s competitive spirit and her laughter was truly infectious. She will certainly be missed. Our hearts are wounded.
    Rest in peace, Peg.
    Hugs and prayers to you, Bob.

    Loren and Don
    Southern Pines, Florida
    Curve Lake, Ontario, Canada

  • Bob and family. Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear about Peggy . She was such a loving soul . She had a smile and a hug everytime I would see her . She was so very special . You, her and your families always meant so much to me and my family. I am so very sorry … Love and prayers . Linda

  • My deepest sympathies go out to the Jenkins’ family. Mrs. Jenkins had a unique ability to make the new student(s) at Delaware Christian feel like they weren’t strangers but part of the family. As a 16 year old boy coming from Detroit, MI to Delaware, OH I am forever grateful.

    -Gary Hayward
    DCS class of 1989

  • My heart breaks with your family. I was blessed to see Peggy for 9 years at Delaware Christian School and loved her joy and sense of humor. What a wonderful, warm, beautiful woman.

  • We are so sorry for the loss of my cousin Peggy. I remember spending my summers in Ohio with my Aunt Loretta, Uncle Lewis, Peggy, Teresa and Lora. They were the best memories ever. Even though we lived in Va. I love you all and I am praying for the whole family. I know it was a great loss but I know she was greeted by all of our loved ones. Her Mom and Dad, Uncle Paul, My Daddy and everyone else that went to Heaven before her. God is great. Our prayers!

  • Bob and family, praying for all of you. May Christmas sustain you in this time of loss.

  • I remember when Em visited DCS for the first time, Mrs. Jenkins was so welcoming and friendly. We often talked about that even after Emily was enrolled. Being the new family, Mrs. Jenkins would be one of the first to always say Hi. She sat with us many times at the games because she knew we didn’t know many. Mrs. Jenkins is THE example of a Godly Christian that without a doubt, you know where she is today. Welcome home Peggy Jenkins! Praying for everyone involved. It was our pleasure to know Mrs. Jenkins.

  • Bob and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. My thoughts an
    d prayers are with you.

  • What a shock to hear this news! Bob, Andrea, and Shawn please know that you are on our hearts and in our prayer! We have such wonderful memories of your family from our time at North Woodbury!

  • Bob,
    So sorry for your, as well as all your family and all of us’, loss. She was so much fun and Harry & I loved being with both of you in Southern Pines. I’m certain she has everything in heaven all spic n span up by now. What a great, great loss to this community.

  • Dear Bob and family,
    My heart goes out to you, such a shock! I know that Peggy will be sorely missed. May God bless you with His peace that passes understanding.

  • We are so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thought’s. She will be missed in our neighbor hood.

    Kathy Adams

  • My dear friend Bob,
    I just learned that Peg has gone to Heaven. We are so saddened and shocked by
    this terrible news of her untimely passing. You were the perfect couple.
    Please know that Earlene and I will be praying that God will be with you
    and your family during the coming days and well beyond.
    God’s blessing,
    Don & Earlene Piatt

  • To Bob and all of Peggy’s family: Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We were so sorry to hear of Peggy’s death and pray God will bless you and give you strength in the days ahead.

  • In 2 Corinthians 3:3 Paul states believers are a letter of Christ, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts. Peggy’s life has left an impression on many for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The sting of death and great loss on this side is very real, but in heaven much rejoicing. Our prayers and sincere sympathy are with you Bob, Andrea, Shawn and family. In His Love, Jill and Russ Martin

  • Bob,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Peggy. We are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
    Rob and Carrie

  • My deepest sympathy to all those who were fortunate enough to have known Mrs. Jenkins. She was such a bright light, one of the nicest, most beautiful people you could know. She was such a blessing to all of the students of DCS. My heart goes out to her family and friends during this difficult time. Many prayers sent your way.

    Vicky Neth
    DCS Class of 1989

  • Sending our deepest sympathy to you, Bob, and your family. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. Peggy was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all who have been privileged to meet and know her. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We offer our most heartfelt condolences to Bob and the entire family. Your heartache is felt throughout the entire community. We have all lost a kind and generous neighbor.

  • Dear Bob. Andrea & Shawn,
    We heard the sad news of Peggy’s passing from Dick Bachelder. Our hearts are very sad but we rejoice that she is now with our Lord.

  • Bob & family – I am just devastated for you and your family. Peggy was one of my best friends – an awesome person. I’ve known Peggy since we were kids and have so many memories from childhood and adulthood. Such an awful shock. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God’s strength will carry you through this. I pray His love wraps you all tightly. Words just aren’t adequate now. Love you & your family. Patty

  • Bob & Family. Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Prayers for comfort for all with the loss of one so dear. God Bless. Peggy will be missed by many. Karen Sherman.

  • Bob and Family, We want to express our sympathy to you. We are so sorry for the loss of such a special lady Peggy. May God put His loving arms around you and give you strength. We are lifting you all up in our prayers. So very sorry.

  • Andrea and Ryan, we were so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Andrea’s mom. We pray God will give you comfort, peace, and strength. May your memories give you joy. Steve, Marti, and Zeke Walker (Muscatine)

  • The Sickingers are deeply saddened by the untimely loss of such a wonderful woman. For 12 years, Peggy was the pretty, smiling, welcoming face each and every time I walked through the doors of Delaware Christian School. Peggy and I sat at basketball games together, sometimes tense and other times overjoyed, watching Shawn and Jordan play ball together. Son Shawn was a regular visitor here then, and it was obvious that he came from wonderful parents; we loved the boy. At school, both our sons respected and liked Peggy very much. I know they are but two of many; she will surely be remembered and missed by countless others. May God hold your family in the palm of His hand during the months ahead.

  • Bob and family, So sorry for your loss of your beloved one, Peggy. Prayers for you and family.

  • Bob and family, may the love of God bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Peggy was our sister in Christ mentoring the ladies at our church teaching the ladies in bible studies and special events. She was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. I was fortunate to be in a bible study on Moses led by Peggy. We studied and talked about Moses’ life leading the people for 40 years to the Promised Land yet how sad that he did not get to enter. Peggy said that Moses had the greater reward as God took him home to heaven to be with him. That was so profound and such a revelation to me that it is now comforting to know that our sister Peggy has now entered the Promised Land as her reward for being a faithful servant. We will miss her greatly and our prayers are with Bob and the family.

  • Bob, I am so saddened by your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you.

  • We were sad to hear of your family’s loss…
    Our hearts cry for you…
    we will be praying for you in these hard days and months to come…may you feel His arms about you, His Peace surround you, His hands carry you, may your aching hearts find comfort in His love and goodness as the light of His presence leads you thru this darkness…
    She touched many lives with her kindness, her helpfulness, her beautiful smile(Delaware Christian). She will be missed.

  • Carl and I want to share our deepest sympathy and assure you of our prayers.
    May God’s grace and presence give you comfort and peace as you walk this road.

  • Our hearts ache for your family. Mrs. Jenkins as we always called her was always so kind. She was truly beautiful on the inside and outside. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Bob, We are sorry for your loss of Peggy. May our God give each of your family the comfort, peace and strength to see you through this time.

  • Bob
    Ann and I are still in shock. Peggy always was the life of the party with smiles and jokes to play on anyone she thought she could tease. We will miss her, a good friend. Please know you and your family are and will remain in our prayers.

  • Words are hard to come by at a time like this, such a shock in Peggy’s unexpected passing. Sadness for those she has left to mourn her, yet great rejoicing in her home going with her Lord and Savoir. Though time and miles separate us, we always enjoyed the welcoming smile and friendship Peggy offered during class reunion visits.
    We appreciated the visits from Peggy and Bob when we were mourning Tom’s parents.
    We pray for you to be comforted as your walk through this tough time of sorrow.
    Our love and prayers,
    Tom and Sharon Burch
    Georgetown, Texas

  • Bob,
    So sorry to hear about Peggy’s untimely passing. You and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Bob,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet and so special, Peggy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers,
    Love, Pam and Rocky

  • What a great friend, mom, and Godly example Peggy was! Our hearts are breaking with you and we are lifting you all up in prayer. We have such good memories of Peggy and your entire family from North Woodbury days.

    Dale & Janet Anthony
    Nick (Kim), Julia (Myron) and Asa

  • The light of Christ shown through her. We are sad and will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to Bob, her children, grandchildren and family. Tom and Cherrie Dole

  • The light of Christ shown through her. We are sad and will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to Bob, her children, grandchildren and family.

  • Bob and family, there are no words that we can say to help you through this sad time, except we care, very much; Bob knew you both well from the Pickleball courts, I only met you both once, but felt like I knew you from Bob telling me what nice people the Jenkins were! Please know that your Pickleball family was devastated by your loss.

    May God watch over and help you through this very hard time.

    Bob and Nancy Frost

  • Bob and your family my prayer and thoughts are with you. I feel so sadden by the news I have lost my best Pickleball partner and friend. Peg gave me me then she will ever know. A happy smile on the court and a graceful way to lose on the court. She will ever remain in my heart for her goodness to me.
    May she rest in peace and May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Peg Forever, Amen.
    Southern Pines, FL

  • Dear Bob and Family ~

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife an mother. Know that I will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers!!! ^O^

    Danja KINDINGER Thompson

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Peggy had a wonderful impact on our daughter. She enjoyed riding to school with her and their very fun trips to Walmart before school.

  • Bob keeping you and you family in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • To the Jenkins and Ebersole families. A long time neighborhood member, I’m deeply saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

  • Dearest Bob and Family,
    Although no words can really help ease the terrible loss you bear.
    Please, know our hearts and love goes out to you and your family.

    Peggy will be sadly missed.

    With God’s Blessings and Angel Kisses!
    John and Holly

  • Dear Bob, Andrea & Shawn, and families,

    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother on Saturday. Like so many other DCS alumni, I have such good memories of Peggy, cheerfully greeting all of us as we came in to school each day, holding things together in the office (don’t tell my dad I said that!), and making everyone feel at home. Even our boys, who are being homeschooled in Peru, have good memories of Peggy from the times we were in Ohio and would go to visit Grandpa in the office. Peggy was always the first smiling face we would see.

    Like you, we know that Peggy has gained heaven, but the loss here on earth is great. So we will continue lifting all of you up to the Lord in prayer from here in Peru.

    Rachel & Ade Yanac, Danny & Luis
    DCS class of 89

  • Bob . . . I have so many memories of you and Peggy and recall fondly the years Larry and I shared with you both at the Pulaskiville Community Bible Church. My heart is full and I wish I had some profound words that might ease the heartache you are felling just now. Perhaps recalling words from this beautiful hymn will bring you some comfort and peace.

    Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade;
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.

    Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
    How measureless and strong!
    It shall forevermore endure—
    The saints’ and angels’ song.

    Linda Packer

  • Bob, Andrea, Shawn and grandchildren, I am so sorry for the loss of Peggy. she was truly a beautiful person inside and out. We went to school together since first grade and she was always fun to be around. There are so many memories of what a truly amazing person she was. I know there are no special words to ease your heartache but I am so sorry and I know she is in heaven smiling down on her family. Prayers and love to your family. God bless you all.

  • The loss of my special niece, Peggy, is such a tragedy for all of us to comprehend but to heaven it is such a heavenly gain! Thank you Lord for letting us enjoy her this long! Such special memories we have! Big hugs to the family!

  • My deepest sympathies go out to the Jenkins family. We can rejoice knowing Mrs Jenkins is with her Lord and Savior. She impacted my life deeply and will be greatly missed by so many people. All my love.

  • Bob, I’m so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing . My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time!Nancy Myers

  • Family and friends,
    I am so sorry for your loss. There’s no emptiness God can’t t fill. Nothing can surprises Him that He can’t handle, He is our strength and Comforter. He is here now and forever for His own.
    Having said that, you all are in our prayers (even in Georgia).
    We are here visiting family in Ohio. I remember Bob and Peggy . They celebrated their love to each other and to Him everyday. I remember as a younger student at Highland High School …and seeing Peggy as a kind and beautiful student. I remember wanting to be like her. God used her life to “show Himself” to others.
    Bob and family…
    He loves you all.

  • Bob and family so sorry to hear about the lost of Peggy, you and your family have our deepest sympathies. You will be in our thought and prayers through this very difficult journey that is ahead of you.
    Sincerely Ron & Connie weikel

  • Bob, Andrea, and Shawn my thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Pull on all your great memories and they will help get you all through this difficult time. Prayers to you and your entire family

    Greg andDawn Ogden Lewis

  • Dear Bob and Family
    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. The Sears Family send our condolences. Richard C. sears, Jr.

  • Dear Bob and Family,
    We are very sorry to hear of the tragic accident of Peggy. She will be missed by
    many. Esther Swetland and Family

  • Dear Bob, Is it possible that just one month ago you and Peggy were so graciously consoling me over the loss of my beloved husband Terry here in Florida and now it is my time to console you over the loss of your beloved Peggy! My heart aches for you and your family. It’s okay to cry. The Lord holds your tears in His bottle. Those tears are precious to Him. They are memories coming out. When a loved one goes home, the gift of memories are left in exchange. Hold on to them and allow them to comfort you. May the peace of Christ, that passes all understanding, keep your heart and mind, just as he promised. Warm hugs, thoughts and prayers.

    Dee Tolson
    Southern Pines,
    Bonita Springs, FL

  • Bob and family I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of your lovely wife and mother she was a very special lady

  • Dear Jenkins family, we were actually out of state because of the passing of a family member when we learned of Peggy’s untimely passing. But know just as we have been comforted during our time of bereavement, there is no shortage of the Father’s love and comfort for you. I remember the time Peggy came to visit us after the birth of our last baby. She brought her a stuffed lamb, that I believe had an embroidered plaque with a Bible verse on it. That little girl has grown up and now has her own family in a suburb of Dallas Tx. So very sorry for your loss but I know you have so much to cherish her memory.

    You are in our prayers

    Harry and Kimberly Strain and family

  • May God bless your family during this very difficult time Bob and family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. She was such a loving Christian lady. One of my fondest memories of her was when we were planning a ladies night with our church and were going to be staying overnight somewhere, she said she would come but wouldn’t be spending the night because she liked sleeping in her own bed by her husband! I will never forget that and the love she had for her husband, children and grandchildren! I only hope I can leave behind such a legacy like she has! Love and prayers Bob and family!

  • Bob and family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our thought and prayers are with your family in the loss of Peggy. May God comfort your family. Larry, Pam and Brook Squires

  • Bob,

    I have no words to express how saddened I was at the news of Peggy’s untimely passing. I have so many fond memories of the two of you over the years. The world is teuly a little sadder without her.

  • To the Jenkins and Ebersole families: We are deeply sorry to hear about Peggy’s passing. Our hearts are breaking for you. We pray that God will comfort you during this difficult time and know the whole community is grieving with you. Our deepest sympathies and love, The family of Neil &Linda Squires

  • My heart goes out to the Jenkins family with the loss of your wife, and mother. She had a heart of gold and never hesitated when someone needed help at Delaware Christian School. Even after my boys had graduated from school, I would see her shopping in Delaware and she always had time to have a short conversation to catch up on our kids and their families . She will not be forgotten, and always remembered as the smiling face that met many students at the doors of the school each morning.

  • Bob,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Peggy was a kind and caring person who always took the time today hello whenever we saw each other.

    Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. May your thoughts and memories help you during this difficult time.

    Take care.

    Dennis and Beth Mingyar

  • Bob & Family,

    My heart is hurting for all of you. I hope the memories of her love for you and your love for her will get you through this sad time. You are all in my thoughts.

  • We are so saddened to hear of your loss. The pictures are beautiful and bring back so many memories. You have been in our prayers.

  • You are in our thoughts & prayers now & they next months ahead .you will missed by so many !! Joe, Shirley ,Chris&Debbie Lloyd. Your neghibors down the road

  • Bob, Andrea and Shawn;
    We are so sadden by the passing of Peggy. Our family will never forget her service to Delaware Christian School and our kids. Always smiling and helpful, she displayed God’s love everyday in every way. Our prayer is God will give you comfort and peace knowing she is in heaven with Him.

    Jack & Sherry Higgins
    Dan & Hollie (Hovda) Higgins
    Joe & Ashley Higgins
    Brian & Becky Higgins

  • Bob, my heart ached for you, on hearing of Peggy’s death. Keeping you in thoughts and prayer. Sincerely, Charlotte.

  • So sorry for your great loss. Praying for God to comfort & sustain your families in this time of grief.

  • My husband and I extend our heartfelt condolences to each and everyone in the Jenkins’ family. May our precious heavenly Father hold you close throughout this time; strengthening you and giving you the courage to endure this grief. Almost fifteen years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Peggy at Delaware Christian School; partnering with Jill Martin in the remedial department. We could always be assured of getting any needed information from the great organizer, Peggy. She was a mainstay of the school and a joy to work with on a daily basis. Our prayers will be with you in the days to come.
    In Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Stan and Chris Eddy

  • Dear Bob, Sean, Andrea, and families,
    Our hearts were sad to hear the news, but we rejoice to know that she’s worshipping our LORD in his presence! Our prayers have been for comfort for all of you during this season.
    Stephanie & Brandon Lippi

  • Dear Bob and Famiky,
    Our hearts go out to you. May you find some comfort in the days ahead as you remember all the happy times together. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.