|Birth: ||May 19, 1907|
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 2002|
RUSSELL - Mabelle Balloun Jenkins, 95, died Dec. 3 at Hays Medical Center of Hays. She was born May 19, 1907, at WaKeeney, the daughter of George P. and Bessie Lofstead Britt. She married R.G. Balloun on April 12, 1924, at WaKeeney. He died Dec. 4, 1953. She then married Thomas Jenkins on June 4, 1956, at Russell. He died Nov. 5, 1977. A resident of Russell since 1990, coming from WaKeeney, Gorham, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Boulder, Colo., she was a homemaker and Avon sales representative for many years. Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all of Russell.
Survivors include three sons, George R. Balloun of Liberal, Robert L. Balloun of Russell and J. Eugene Balloun of Lenexa; one daughter, Betty Boxberger of Russell; one stepdaughter, Joanne Jenkins Keil of Hoisington; one sister, Darlene Baker of Norfolk, Va.; 23 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Llod Balloun; three brothers, Ralph Britt, Guy Britt and Forrest Britt; four sisters, Mae Berry, Grace Britt, Marie Houston and Arlene Britt; and one great-grandson, Christopher Balloun.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Carl Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Russell City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church, St. John Nursing Home of Victoria, or the Balloun Family Scholarship Fund at Russell High School, all in care of the funeral home. Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 5, 2002
Rudolph Georg Balloun (1894 - 1953)*
George R. Balloun (1925 - 2009)*
Robert E. Eichman (1929 - 2011)*
Lloyd L Balloun (1931 - 1983)*
Russell City Cemetery
Created by: JLF
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
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