Obituary of Myrtle Leona Alfrey
ADRIAN – M. Leona (Smith) Jenkins-Alfrey, age 98, of Adrian, passed away on July 27, 2018, at her home surrounded by those who loved her.
She was born on January 4, 1920, in Medina to James and Cora (Randall) Smith. On May 17, 1940, she married Robert M. Jenkins and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1996. Leona married William Alfrey on April 15, 2000, and he preceded her in death on December 14, 2013. Leona was a member of Berean Baptist Church and was active in various ministries in her younger years. She was a great support to her first husband, Bob and his bus ministry at the church. She enjoyed working alongside Bob with his vegetable farming and trucking. Leona helped care for her six brothers while her parents worked outside of the home. She was an excellent painter/artist, using some of that talent to create artistry on cakes. She also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.
Leona is survived by one daughter, Dee’(Doug) Campbell of Clarklake and three sons, David (Gloria) Jenkins of Sun City, AZ, Rev. Douglas (Linda) Jenkins of T or C, NM, and Gordon (Deborah) Jenkins of Pope, MS; one brother, Phillip (Norma) Smith of Adrian; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren. In addition to her first husband, Robert M. Jenkins, second husband, William Alfrey, and her parents, Leona was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kim; and five brothers, Howard, Richard, Robert, Ray, and Stanley Smith.
Visitation for Leona will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Berean Baptist Church with Pastor Doug Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery on Gorman Road.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Berean Baptist Church. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Lenawee, especially to Debbie and Katherine.
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