Aleda G. Jenkins|
Born: Dec. 11, 1940; Gardner, IL
Died: June 16, 2014; Morris, IL
Aleda G. (Johnson) Jenkins, age 73, of Morris, passed away Monday June 16, 2014 at Morris Hospital.
Aleda was born December 11, 1940 in Gardner to the late Lawrence and Susie (Sandeno) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Gardner, graduating with the class of 1959 from Dwight High School.
She was a homemaker and worked for different Grundy County Law firms such as Dunn and Hayse/Root, as a Legal Secretary. After raising her children, Aleda started working for Chamlin and Associates until the present time.
Aleda enjoyed baking, taking trips with her friends and especially being with her grandchildren at their various school activities and sporting events. She was a devoted mother and grandmother to her family and grandchildren.
Aleda is survived by daughter, Jami (Scott) Wilkinson of Verona; son, Jeff (Alanna) Jenkins of Oswego; seven grandchildren, Lexi, Cora and Ian Wilkinson, Dylan and Katelyn Jenkins, Lane and Elliott Craighead; brother, Thomas Johnson of Mt. Vernon, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A special thank you to the entire Intensive Care Unit staff at Morris Hospital for their compassionate and professional care over the past week.
She was preceded in death by her parents; special aunts and uncles, Loyd and Alice Sandeno, and Joseph and May Sandeno; and former mother-in-law, Helen M. (Jenkins) Kay.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, located at 301 W. Washington Street, Morris. A Celebration of Aleda's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 202 W. Jefferson Street in Morris, with Pastor Patrick Lohse officiating. Burial will follow at Gardner Prairie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Aleda's name to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to the donor's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting the website.
U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home
Published in Morris Daily Herald on June 18, 2014