Barbara Jenkins

Last Updated on June 1, 2015 by cassnetwork

jenkinsBarbara Jenkins, 76, of Kewanna, passed away at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.

Born May 28, 1939, in Morristown, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late James Luther Hawk and Darcus Ruth (Coakley) Hawk.

On November 16, 1985, in the Pisgah Christian Church, she married Lonnie Jenkins, who survives.
Barbara was a 1957 graduate of Carmel High School. She was retired from Switches/Federal Mogul.
As a member of the Fletchers Lake United Methodist Church, Barbara was active in the church women’s circle. She enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching and needlework. Barbara was an excellent cook and was known for her specialty dessert, “banana pudding.” It was simply the best.

Surviving with her husband are four children: Beth Myers, of Fletchers Lake, Gary (Sharon) Lantz, Sally (Michael) Englert and Steve (Justina) Lantz, all of Logansport; three step-children: John (Kristine) Jenkins, of South Bend, Mark (Alma Rodriguez) Jenkins, of Del Rio, Texas and Julie Jenkins, of Robbinsville, North Carolina; two brothers, Charles Ernest Hawk, of Carmel and Bill (Ruth) Hawk, of Greenville, Tennessee; one sister, Judy (Bill) Shelburn, of Carmel; thirteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Hawk and one step-son, David Jenkins.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Barbara Jenkins will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday June 4th in Fisher Funeral Chapel, Logansport, with Pastor Dave Sommers officiating.

Visitation hours will be from 4- 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3rd and one hour prior to the service Thursday in the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the South Bend Memorial Hospital Foundation.

You may share memories and condolences in her guestbook and view her video tribute at

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