Marjorie A. Jenkins Marjorie A. Jenkins, 95, Auburn, Kansas, died Saturday, August 23, 2014 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born May 7, 1919 at Auburn, KS the youngest of seven children born to Robert Davy and Matilda Dickson Henderson. Her parents were some of the early settlers in the Auburn Area. Her father was from Scotland and her mother was from Scottish heritage. After graduating from high school Marjorie attended Emporia Teachers College. When she completed her teaching degree she taught school at several one room school houses in the Auburn and Pauline area. She lived most of her life on her family farm West of Auburn as did her parents before her. Marjorie loved her farm and the country lifestyle. Besides her crops, she enjoyed her sheep, dogs, cats, horses and son John's Highland cattle. She also loved the old stone house she lived in, built in 1858. One of her other interests was antiquing. She loved to decorate her old stone house with period antiques. In later years she enjoyed raising sheep. She loved to look down in the valley from her home and see her sheep in the green grasses. She loved to cook and entered cooking contests at the Auburn Fair and Topeka Fair. She won the Governors Bread Basket when Governor Docking was in office. She was also a member of the Auburn Presbyterian Church. Marjorie was proud of her Scottish heritage. She researched her ancestors and home in Scotland, taking a trip to Scotland visiting some of her father's family. Marjorie married her high school sweet heart William A. Jenkins. He passed away in 1999. Survivors include her five children, William A. Jenkins Jr. (Ethel), Onaga, KS; Steven Jenkins (Joyce), Topeka, KS; Susan Jenkins Garrett (Dennis), Eudora, KS; John Jenkins (Debbie), Auburn, KS; Michael Jenkins, Onaga, KS; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A graveside funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, KS. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Carey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to S.C.A.R.S (Second Chance Animal Refuge Society) and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. Marjorie A. Jenkins
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 25, 2014