Pamela Lynn Jenkins, 53, of Iola, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Allen County Hospital.
Pamela was born June 16, 1959, in Fairbanks, Alaska, a twin daughter of Billy C. and Karen Kay (Wheeler) Beck. She grew up in the Cherryvale area and later received her associate of arts degree in business from Allen County Community College.
On June 27, 1981, Pamela married Ron Jenkins in Mapleton. They made their home in Iola where she worked in the Allen County Appraiser’s office for almost 20 years.
Pamela was a member of the Community of Christ Church. She enjoyed bowling, camping, outdoor activities and was a “laker.” She loved spending time with her family and granchildren, and traveling with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Ron, of 31 years; three children, Jodi Nicole Jenkins and Joey Romero of Las Vegas, Nev., Jared Allen Jenkins and Summer Lowry of Humboldt, and Jonna Kay Boren and husband, Cory, of Iola, and her mother, Karen Kay Miller of Grove, Okla.
Five siblings also survive: Terri Marchant and husband, Larry, of Cherryvale, Vicki Eagle of Yates Center, Rick Beck and wife, Peggy of Joplin, Mo., Jason Miller of San Diego, Calif. and Mika Carden and husband, Jay, of Seligman, Mo.; nine grandchildren: Hunter, Mariah, Bradley, Prestyn, Laken, Trapper, Ruger, Nahla and Cora.
She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Beck, stepfather, Gary Miller, and her twin sister, Peggy Navarro.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel.
Burial is in Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Research Center and left at the chapel.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
Larry F. Westerman, 73, Iola, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital in Iola. Larry was born July 27, 1943, in Iola, the middle child of seven born to Bernard and Anna (Link) Westerman. He grew up in Piqua, and graduated from Iola High School... [More]
Vincent Adam Gehlen, 89, Moran, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home.He was born Oct. 17,1927, in Colwich, to Aloysious “Ollie” and Mary (Bayer) Gehlen. He grew up in Colwich and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1947. He married Elizabeth Rose “Betty”... [More]
Jesse D. “JD” Schaal, 81, Chanute, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita.JD was born on Jan. 10, 1936, in Chanute, the son of Jess and Marie (Stitt) Schaal.JD graduated from Chanute High School in 1954. On Sept. 16, 1956,... [More]
Dependability is a virtue of enormous proportions in any job, and for more than 30 years Iolans living south of Madison Avenue and east of Sycamore to Tennessee knew within minutes of when their mail would arrive each day. Patti Whitcomb, with a bag bulging with letters and... [More]
Allen Community College board of trustees approved a $31,000 contribution April 18 to a $93,000 baseball field renovation project overseen by head baseball coach, Clint Stoy. Renovations to the facility will include building a 40-by- 80-foot covered and turfed hitting... [More]
Volunteering at the Pregnancy Resource Center of Southeast Kansas, Iola, is a two-way street. Lacey Smith, LaHarpe, has volunteered there for more than two years. She sorts donations and completes general tasks as needed. The mother of three works for OPAA, and serves... [More]
PITTSBURG — Every once in a while, it does a person — especially a sports fan — good to remember why they fell in love with sports in the first place. There isn’t a better place to reconnect with that true meaning of the game than at a Special Olympics... [More]
NEODESHA — The Iola Fillies came out a little slow after making the long road trip south to Neodesha on Thursday. “It was a little bit of a rough start for me, but as time went on in the game, I started to warm up a little bit and felt more comfortable,” Iola... [More]
- Iola athletes truly shine in Special Olympics
- Fillies roll past Blue Streaks
- THREE-STEP PLAN: Kunkler sets Fillies’ high-hurdle record
- Cubs pound Chargers for sweep
- Titans’ Ludolph sweeps hurdles in Burlington
- Mustangs’ Allen runs the table in Chanute
- WALK-OFF WINNER: Gardner comes up with big hit late for Fillies
- Hoepker signs with Red Devils, McCall joins Panther program