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Born on Aug. 8, 1939, west of Ava Jesse Lyle Jenkins, son of Jesse Lee and Freda M. (Harnden) Jenkins, was born on Aug. 8, 1939, west of Ava, and departed this life on Oct. 14, 2006, in Ava, at the age of 67.
Lyle was a life long resident of the Ava area where he was a dairy farmer. He was an Air Force veteran and served from 1957 till 1961.
On March 3, 1963, Lyle and Sydney Rees Evans were united in marriage at Oakley, Kan., and to this union two children were born. He enjoyed working on family genealogy, growing plants in the greenhouse, building furniture out of old oak barn boards and taking care of his farm and cattle.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua, and his parents, Jesse and Freda Jenkins.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sydney; two sons, Jimmy Lee Jenkins, of Ava, and Jerry Wayne Jenkins, of Fort Smith, Ark.; three grandchildren, Jessica Jenkins, Julie Jenkins and Thomas Jenkins; one brother, Bill Jenkins and wife Kathy, of Oronogo, Mo.; three sisters, Virginia Jones and husband Gordon, Strafford, Joann Austin and husband, Evon, of Smithville, and Laurie Bon Jour of Bastrop, Texa; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Ava, and burial in Denney Cemetery, with Rev. Oren Alcorn officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to The American Heart Association. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Ava