Lenox Time Table
Thursday, June 4, 1936
OBITUARY ~ JENNIE LIKELY (SIMPSON) PARKINS
Jennie Likely Simpson, daughter of John Henry and Martha Elliot Simpson, was born near Goshen, Ringgold County, Iowa, Feb. 23, 1873. and passed away at the hospital at Clarinda, Iowa, May 23, 1936, at the age of 63 years and 3 months.
On Sept. 1, 1891, she was united in marriage to David L. Parkins near Knowlton, Iowa, by Rev. Edward B. Heaton. To this union four children were
born, three sons and one daughter, all of whom are living and with the husband mourn her loss. They are: Homer of Hurlett, Wyoming; Kenneth, Grant and Opal Parkins of Diagonal, Iowa.
There are six grand daughters and one grandson living. One grandson, Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Parkins, passed away Aug. 9, 1931 at the age of six years. She also leaves a half-brother, H. G. Spohr of Diagonal, and many other relatives and friends.
Early in life, Mrs. Parkins accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Clearfield, Iowa.
On Sept. 23,1928 she suffered a stroke of paralysis from which she never recovered, and a second stroke May 23 caused death.
She was a true and faithful wife and mother, a good neighbor and a friend to all with whom she came in contact. Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. H. B. Hutchman officiating. Interment was in the Clearfield cemetery.
The singers were Mrs. J. M. Stephenson, Mrs. Myrta Young, Guy Henderson and J. R. Henderson Pall bearers were old neighbors, Adam Keller, Burr
Swartwood, Ed Lourie, Frank Bender, John Bailey and Wilbur Bailey.
Those from a distance attending the funeral of Mrs. Jennie Parkins were her son, Homer, and his son Ted of Hurlett, Wyoming, and Glenn Parkins and daughter Alma Parkins, also of Hurlett, Wyoming; Mr. Linz Thrift, H. G. Spahr of Diagonal,
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012
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