Obituary of Grace Eleanor Jenkins
Grace Eleanor Jenkins, 97, is joyously walking the streets of gold. Grace’s Lord and Savior called her home on November 6, 2022, as she rested comfortably at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born February 2, 1925, to Grant E. Hunsley and Adah I. (Knope) Hunsley in Hanna, Indiana, Grace was a 1943 graduate of Rolling Prairie High School and a regular contributor to the Lake George Home Economics Group and member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Grace will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and formidable scrabble player.
Grace was a long-time resident of Hobart, Indiana. She served her community for 20 years as the payroll clerk for the City of Hobart and was a mentor and role model to many young women as a hostess at the Mr. Steak steakhouse in Merrillville, IN. Grace was a life member and Past Worthy Matron of the LaPorte Chapter #280 Order of the Eastern Star, and she proudly attended her daughter’s initiation into the beloved Order. Grace was also a Girl Scout troop leader, a talented seamstress, and an accomplished craftswoman. In addition to her talents and cherished obligations, she was dedicated and took great pride as a caregiver to her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Grace moved to Georgetown, South Carolina, to live with her daughter Karis and son-in-law Kevin in 2014. Grace became a faithful member of the First Baptist Church and an active, committed member of the Covenant II Sunday School Class. Grace loved her church, Community Bible Study, and all the wonderful friends she made there. Although she always called Indiana her home, Grace loved living in South Carolina and became enamored with the beauty of the Low Country. She spent many hours sitting on the porch watching the local wildlife and enjoying the warm, beautiful weather.
Those left to carry Grace’s memory in their hearts include Karis L. Langston (Kevin) of Georgetown, SC; her son William C. Jenkins II and daughter-in-law Alice Jenkins of Boise, ID; and her two grandsons: Jeremie Jenkins of Santa Rosa, CA and Gaevin Jenkins of Ione, CA. Grace was blessed with three great-grandchildren: Gavin, Peyton, and Riley Ward. Her two dear sisters will remember Grace: Ina Mae Dietrick of LaPorte, IN, and Shirley Toneff of Hobart, IN, and she will also be remembered by her extended Langston family, who lovingly and graciously accepted her as one of their own. Grace loved each of her friends and family members dearly, especially her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Grace carried a special place in her heart for her grand-niece, Avery Livingston, for whom she cared and loved as her own daughter.
Upon her arrival in glory, Grace will be reunited with her father and mother, her grandson Robert J. Ward III, her brother Richard Hunsley and their sister Doris Buell, along with the love of her life, William C Jenkins.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor.
Graveside services will be held 12 Noon Saturday, November 12, 2022, in the Hanna Cemetery in Hanna, Indiana.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Youth Fund, 219 Cleland St. Georgetown, SC 29440
Online condolences may be left at www.ridgewayfh.com
Ridgeway Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements. (843) 485-4242