April 22, 1935 - May 8, 2014
Elaine (Davis) Jinkins, 79, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Amberwood Care Centre in Rockford, Illinois. Services celebrating her life will be held at 1 PM (MI Time) on Wednesday, May 14, at the Dey-Florin Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in St. Joseph. The visitation will begin at Noon on Wednesday at the Dey-Florin Chapel. Burial will follow the service in North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (act.alz.org). Please share messages, memories or photos at www.florin.net. Elaine was born on April 22, 1935, in Benton Harbor to Frank and Edith (Gilbert) Davis. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1953. She met Alan Floyd Jinkins when she was a waitress at Holly’s Landing and they married in 1955. He preceded her in death in 1997. They were married for 42 years, and their greatest joy was raising their son, Jeffrey Alan. Elaine worked for Heath Company and retired from FMB Community Bank in Dowagiac in 1997 after 20 years. Elaine lived in Benton Harbor, Berrien Center, St. Joseph, and most recently near her son in Rockford, Illinois. Elaine was a skilled bowler for many years. She was the life of the party, organizing gatherings for co-workers and family. Elaine was an avid reader of Nora Roberts’ books and was a fan of action movies. She met many friends playing bingo through the years, and she was very good at playing cards and billiards. Most of all, Elaine enjoyed telling stories about growing up with the love of her five brothers and mother. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Ann Marie) Jinkins of Cherry Valley, IL; three brothers: Frank (Helen) Davis of Coloma, Duane (Donna) Davis of Katy, TX, and Roger (Mary) Davis; sisters-in-law Jean Davis of Riverview FL, Kate Davis of Coloma, Fanny Kelly of Dearborn, and Eleanor (Allen) Heminger of Berrien Center; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Bob and Jim Davis.
Elaine (Davis) Jinkins, 79, formerly of St. Joseph, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Amberwood Care Centre in Rockford, Illinois. Services celebrating her life will be held at 1 PM (MI Time) on Wednesday, May 14, at the Dey-Florin Chapel of Florin... View Obituary & Service Information
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