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Obituary for Kermit Charles Jenkins

Kermit Charles “Kerm” Jenkins, age 88, of Washington, Iowa, formerly of Ainsworth, died Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington.

Celebration of life services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Ainsworth Community Church with Pastor Jason Collier officiating. Calling hours will begin noon Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County, the United Presbyterian Home and the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be sent for Kerm’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

Kermit was born July 15, 1930, in Grand Island, Nebraska, the son of Charles I. and Ruth L. (Arrasmith) Jenkins. He attended school in Ainsworth, Iowa, graduating from Ainsworth High School in 1948. Following high school, Kerm attended the University of Iowa. He was united in marriage to Patricia Edgar on June 3, 1951, in Crawfordsville, Iowa.

Kerm lived in Ainsworth, Iowa, from 1939 until 2005, at which time he and Pat moved to Washington, Iowa. He operated the DX station in Ainsworth, Iowa, for 15 years, transported mobile homes for a number of years and owned and operated Kerm’s Wrecker Service until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of Ainsworth Community Church, the Ainsworth Fire Department and the Ainsworth First Responders.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Jenkins of Washington, Iowa; son, Roger Jenkins and wife Gail of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Rhonda Hesseltine and husband Dale of Crawfordsville, Iowa; son, Rick Jenkins and wife Nancy of Ainsworth, Iowa; son, Randy Jenkins and Brenda of Ainsworth, Iowa; son, Russell Jenkins of Warner Robins, Georgia; grandchildren: Jason Jenkins and Alesia Murphy of Trinidad, Colorado; Jeremy Morrison and wife Margaret of Warsaw, Indiana; Travis Jenkins and wife Dara of Corpus Christi, Texas; Patrick Jenkins and wife Nicole of San Diego, California; Tiffany Brenneman and husband Waylon of Kalona, Iowa; Timothy Jenkins of Arizona; Tara Jenkins of Ottumwa, Iowa; Laci Jenkins of Riverside, Iowa; Kassi Spencer and husband Talon of Mary Esther, Florida; Randi Jenkins and fiancé Josh Brase of Iowa City, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Matthew Jenkins, Noah Morrison, Jessica Jenkins, Brady Jenkins, Nile Morrison, Mya Brenneman, Lara Brenneman, Jett O’Leary, Lain O’Leary and Jacquelynn Spencer. He is also survived by his sister, Rosemary Raridon and husband Wade of Youngstown, Ohio; brother-in-law,; Jim Edgar and wife Noy of Crawfordsville, Iowa; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Wombacher and husband Ray of Iowa City, Iowa; and Ellen Waggoner of Washington, Iowa.

Kerm was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Jenkins; Parents-in-law, William and Alice Edgar; brother, Quentin Jenkins; brothers-in-law, Harlan Edgar, Sam Edgar and Clifford Wheaton; and sisters-in-law, Margery Edgar, Dorothy Jenkins, Linda Wheaton and Mary Lou Edgar.
He was one of the good guys. It was our honor to transport his casket from the church to the cemetery today.

George - - Moore's BP
We'll see you on down the road

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