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Harold L. Jenkins

June 30, 1927 - November 17, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Harold L. Jenkins, 81, of Springfield died at 3:16 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born June 30, 1927, in Buckhart, the son of Lloyd F. and Ferne Crowder Jenkins. He married Mary Henson on Jan. 16, 1953; she preceded him in death in April 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen Reid of California.

He is survived by special longtime friend,

Shirley Vidor; a daughter, Carla (husband, Phil) Houser of Bloomington; a son, John Jenkins (companion, Michele Locke) of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Drew and Audrey Houser; and many nieces and nephews.

Harold was a lifelong resident of Springfield. He worked at CIPS, retiring after 43 years of service.

He was a member of Woodside United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee and was an Elks Lodge life member. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling with family and friends and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home, with Dr. Joe Eby officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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