Madelyn Jenks

Private graveside services for Madelyn Ronnie Jenks, 92, Lawrence will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died November 10, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Madelyn was born on July 15, 1919 in Starbuck, MN the daughter of Carl and Esther Engebretson Ronnie.  

She was a graduate of Minnesota School of Business and attended University of Minnesota- Morris.  She was a homemaker.                           

She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and PEO Chapter GQ, ACBL (American Contract Bridge League), and the University Women’s Club. 

She married George Jenks on December 4, 1943.  He preceded her in death December 29, 1996. 

Survivors include three daughters, Debora Jenks, Overland Park, KS, Kathleen Kryway, and husband, Terry, Las Cruces, NM, Diane Jenks, Orange, CA; one brother, Donald Ronnie, Bend , OR; and many nieces and nephews and long-time friends.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon Ronnie and Claremont Ronnie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Charity of Donor’s Choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary. 

3 Condolences

  1. Jane Albrecht Alix on November 11, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Seeing your mother’s obituary brought back many good memories of pleasant bridge parties. She was a lovely lady. I know you’ll miss her.
    A friendly hug to all, especially Diane.

    Jane Albrecht Alix

  2. lois clark on November 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

    To Debbie, Kathy, and Diane:

    It’s Friday, bridge day, an appropriate time to tell you I’m thinking of your mom. Although I knew your dad in the 70s working in the Geog. Dept., I came to know your mom in more recent years when I often gave her a ride to bridge and we chatted. One thing I came to realize is the presence and support from “you girls” was a most rewarding part of her life.

  3. Marilyn & George McCleary on December 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    When we think of our arrival
    in Lawrence in 1974 we always
    think first of your mother and
    father and their wonderful
    hospitality even though our
    group of students and our CAT
    were also part of our entourage. We were welcomed
    into their home while the cat
    was tied to a tree out back.
    Our friendship was sealed
    immediately and over the years
    we shared many good times
    together in both their home
    and ours. Your mother’s warm
    smile is what we will always
    remember when we think of her as well as her love for travel
    friends and of course bridge.
    Love to the three of you sisters from George and Marilyn.

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