Lester Jenkins (96) of Iola

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Published on May 31 2012 2:46 pm

Lester Jenkins, 96, of Iola, Illinois died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:20 a.m. at Helen's TLC Senior Care Home in Farina.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 4 at 2 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home in Louisville. Visitation will be Monday from 1-2 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home. There will be Military Rites at the graveside. Burial will be in Iola Cemetery, Iola. Memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Honor Flight out of Effingham. Online condolences may be left at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Lester Jenkins was born July 16, 1915 in  Farina, the son of Bert L. and Pearl (Ricketts) Jenkins. He married Wilma Onstott September 19, 1936 at Marshall. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church of Iola.

Survivors include his wife of Farina and sister, Marjorie Blair of Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard Jenkins and Keith Jenkins and sisters, Pauline Cornwell and Vera Onstott.