Ruth Marie Jenkins, 85, died July 20 at her home in Jenkins.
Born in West Virginia to the late Greenbury and Virgie Roberts Harris, she was the widow of Lester Jenkins.
She was the mother of the late Lester Jenkins Jr., and a sister of the late Mabel Woods, Vonda Mullins and Emil Downing.
She had worked for 30 years as a cook at Jenkins Community Hospital, and was a member of the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are a son, Greg Jenkins and wife Toni of Jenkins; a daughter, Mattie Ann Jenkins of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren, Leslie, Greg, Jr., Clayton and Bradley; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Julie Cogan, Nora Akers, Avonell Robinson, Hester Faye Petlikowski, all of Ecorse, Mich., Mary Mullins of Beefhide, Ethel Hunnicutt of Norton, Va., and Tammy Walker of Jenkins; and a brother, McArthur Harris, Ecorse, Mich.
Funeral services were held July 23 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home at Jenkins. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.