Barbara J. Jenkins 1947-2021

NEWTON FALLS –Barbara J. Jenkins, 74, of Newton Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at University Hospitals Cleveland, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Oct. 27, 1947, in Seattle, Wash., to the late Alfred and Alta Gibbons Addison, she graduated from Jackson Milton High School in 1965.

Barbara was wed to Larry Jenkins on Nov. 11, 1967, and enjoyed 28 years of marriage, prior to his passing in September 1995.

Barbara worked a variety of jobs, retiring as a financial counselor from UH Portage. After living in several locations in Ohio and Florida, Barbara was a resident of Newton Falls for the past 25 years. She was a member of the Edinburg United Church of Christ. A lover of books, Barbara could be found reading anywhere, whether that be in the comfort of her home or on long car rides. She loved to laugh, travel, crochet, garden and play cards with her grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Charles Holliday) Ball of Newton Falls; son, Larry (Melissa) Jenkins Jr. of Kent; and grandchildren, Taylor Ball, Alex Ball, Sarah Jenkins, Zachary Jenkins, Luke Jenkins and Ethan Jenkins. She also leaves her brother, William (Debbie) Addison of Warren; sisters, Ginger (Robert) Canankamp of Lake Milton, Nita (Richard) Carson of Florida and Paula (John) Lobaugh of Youngstown; sister-in-law, Patricia (Butch) Nolan; brother-in-law, Dave Marling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Barbara in death were her husband, Larry; brother, Paul Estlack; sister, Gayle Spencer; sister-in-law, Kathy Marling; and brothers-in-law, William and James Jenkins.

Family and friends may call 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home, Newton Falls.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, with the Rev. Timothy Paroz officiating. Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband in Braceville Center Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.

Visit www.borowskimemoriahome.com to send condolences to the family.

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