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Bernie Harlan Jenkins
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1934
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 2012
Greene County
Missouri, USA

U.S. Veteran

Bernie H. Jenkins
(1934 - 2012)

Bernie Jenkins, age 77 of Bolivar, departed this life to be with his Lord early Saturday morning at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Bernie was born in Espanola, New Mexico, the son of Perry Jenkins and Georgia (Blevins) Jenkins. Bernie's Aunt and Uncle, Bess Schuler and Irvin Schuler, raised him from a young age.

Bernie enlisted into the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. He then earned his Bachelors in Zoology and went to work for the United States Forest Service. He retired from the United States Forest Service where he worked up to the position of Regional Director of personnel. After retirement he spent more time casting a line, fishing was his passion; he could never get enough of it. He also enjoyed cheering on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers, or watching basketball. He was known for his spectacular rose garden, consisting of over one hundred rose bushes of various types. On days that did not permit outside play, Bernie enjoyed reading. Bernie had a fierce type of loyalty and compassion for his family. His straight forward, no nonsense type of communication meant that good or bad, you always knew where you stood with him. Most importantly, Bernie knew and loved the Lord; he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bolivar, Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his aunt and uncle that raised him; Bess and Irvin Schuler.

He is survived by his wife; Cathie Jenkins of the home, daughter; Shelly Jenkins, son; Scott Jenkins and his wife Jettie, twin daughters; Melanie Perry and her husband John, Holly Schafer and her husband Craig, sister; Arliss Henderson, 10 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 nieces and 1 nephew that will all miss Bernie so very much.

A celebration of Bernie's life will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, April 27, 2012 at the Butler Funeral Home in Bolivar, Missouri, with Rev. Billy Russell and Ray Leininger officiating.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00pm prior to service time.

Burial will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery in Eldon, Missouri.

Pallbearers will be Scott Jenkins, Josh Jenkins, Bryan Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Nick Savana, and Jarrett Perry.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 316 North Main, Bolivar, Missouri, 65613 or the Good Samaritans Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 617, Brighton, Missouri, 65617

Friends and family may sign the guestbook or leave private condolences at 
Eldon Cemetery
Miller County
Missouri, USA
Created by: GDS
Record added: Apr 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88993710
Bernie Harlan Jenkins
Added by: GDS
Bernie Harlan Jenkins
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2012

 Added: Apr. 23, 2012

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