Estel Jenkins

Estel JenkinsEstel Ford Jenkins, 90, of Sedalia, MO, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia. He was born on April 19, 1927, in Warrensburg, MO, the sonĀ  of Charles and Mamie (Beatey) Jenkins. He was the youngest of seven children. He was preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.

In 1954 he married Orene Fullerton. In 1966 he married Bonnie Chatburn. Estel and Bonnie divorced, but remarried in 1984.

His family moved to Sedalia in 1931, where he graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in 1945. He then graduated from Central Missouri State College (now UCM) in 1951. He honorably served in the US Navy during WWII. After the war he retired from the Bendix Corp, now Honeywell of K.C., where he was a purchasing manager and served a short time as their West Coast representative.

Survivors include one son, John Jenkins (Kathy) of Wichita, KS; four daughters, Lynn Ward (Darrel) of Lawrence, KS, Janet Jenkins of Fountain Hills, AZ, Tracy McCann of Lenexa, KS, and Bernadine Todd (Dan) of Olathe, KS; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

There will be no services per Estel’s request.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO.


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