The Edmond Sun

December 30, 2013

Mary Ann Jenkins


EDMOND —     Mary Ann (Hanson) Jenkins, 91, of Edmond, Okla., was born to Robert Dyer and Rosina Elizabeth (Rosie) Hanson on April 27, 1922. She grew up in the Deer Creek community and lived there a large part of her life before moving to Edmond. She graduated from Deer Creek High School in 1940 and many of her classmates remained friends with her throughout the years.

    Upon graduation from high school she attended Central State College. In 1942 on a train going to California she met her future husband, Allie B. Jenkins, and they were married on April 27, 1944. Mary Ann was a devoted housewife and mother to Mary Ruth and Judith Ann. She was an active member of the Hopewell (Tepee) Baptist Church and then Edmond First Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers, Ernest, Clement, Harold and Bob.

    She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Mary Ruth and Gary Ledbetter and Judith Ann and Gil Warriner; grandchildren and their spouses, Nathan and Melissa Warriner and Meredith and John Srnec; great-grandchildren Molly Warriner, Annabelle Ball and Grace Srnec; sister and her spouse, Naomi and Joe Jones; sisters-in-law Stella Hanson Carroll and Mary Lou Hanson; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

    Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2013 at the Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.