Marcella Jenkins

October 9, 2012

Marcella Jenkins, 101, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Little Flower Manor in Wilkes-Barre.

Marcella was born in Wilkes-Barre Township on July 6, 1911, daughter of the late Charles and Frances Sadusky Yurgatis.

Marcella attended Wilkes-Barre Township Schools. She was formerly employed at Fernbaugh's Silk Mill in Wilkes-Barre.

Marcella was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a former member of Holy Trinity Church, Wilkes-Barre and a life member of the Charles T. Adams Senior Center, Wilkes-Barre.

Marcella was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Edward Jenkins Sr., who passed away on October 25, 1963; three children, Margaret Rakowski, Lois Anne Kaminski, Edward Jenkins Jr.; and her grandson, Kevin Jenkins. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Eva Yakalavich, Catherine Salvage, Anna Skuba, Frances Pissott, Mary Yurgatis, Elizabeth Mikush; brothers, Joseph and John Yurgatis; three infant siblings; son-in-law, Stanley Kaminski; and daughter-in-law, Norma Jenkins

Surviving are son, Thomas Jenkins and his wife, Jean, Horsham, Pa.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Ted Rakowski, Wilkes-Barre Township; brother, Charles Yurgatis, Plains Township; several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Chapel of Little Flower Manor, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, and Thursday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Chapel of Little Flower Manor.

Because of the wonderful care Marcella received at Little Flower Manor, the family would like memorial donations, if desired, to be made to Little Flower Manor, 200 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Online condolences may be sent by visiting Marcella's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.

Published in Times Leader on Oct. 10, 2012