Rosella E. Jenkins, 93, of Sparta, passed away, Saturday, August 22, 2020, surrounded by her family under the care of hospice.
She was born April 28, 1927, in Cataract, to Warnie “Babe” and Ella (Lakowske) Hammon. Rosella was employed as a legal secretary; first, in Sparta and then California. Upon retirement, she returned to the Sparta area. Rosella enjoyed wildflowers, playing golf, sewing, crocheting, crafts, bowling, and cards. She was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her sons, Stephen James (Mary Alice) Graham of Hixton, Jeff (Nancy) Jenkins of Camarillo, Calif., and Jody (Christie) Jenkins of San Antonio, Tx.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Rosella was preceded in death by her parents; seven siblings; her husband, Francis; and her son, David Graham.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday. August 27, 2020, at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta. Rev. Robbie Nowicki will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cataract Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m., until the time of service, Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Monroe County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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