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Barbara J. (Addison) Jenkins


Barbara J. Jenkins

October 27, 1947 — Nov. 23, 2021 (age 74)

NEWTON FALLS — Barbara J. Jenkins, 74, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Nov. 23) at UH Cleveland surrounded by her loving family.  

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

Barbara married Larry Jenkins 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, crotchet, garden and play cards with her grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Charles Holliday) Ball of Newton Falls; a son Larry (Melissa) Jenkins Jr. of Kent;  grandchildren Taylor Ball, Alex Ball, Sarah Jenkins, Zachary Jenkins, Luke Jenkins and Ethan Jenkins; 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; a sister-in-law, Patricia (Butch) Nolan; a brother-in-law, Dave Marling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, preceding Barbara in death were her husband Larry; a brother, Paul Estlack; a sister, Gayle Spencer; a sister-in-law, Kathy Marling; and brothers-in-law William Jenkins and James Jenkins.

Family and friends may call Sunday (Nov. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday (Nov. 30) from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls. Services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Paroz officiating. Barbara will be laid to rest next to her husband at Braceville Center Cemetery.

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