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McGilley Antioch Chapel

3325 Northeast Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

David O. Jenkins

November 30, 1943January 31, 2020

David O. Jenkins, 76, Gladstone, MO, passed away January 31, 2020 at University of Kansas Medical Center. He sustained a severe head injury two weeks prior which eventually led to his passing.

A visitation will begin with rosary and memory sharing at 5:30 PM, continuing until 8:00 PM, Thursday, February 6th at St. Gabriel Catholic Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Friday, February 7th; burial will follow in Terrace Park Cemetery. Family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dave was born November 30, 1943 with his identical twin brother, Dennis, to Frank and Ruth (Snodgrass) Jenkins in Kansas City, MO. He was a life-long area resident. Dave attended North Kansas City High School. He was a truck driver and crane operator who was involved in building many area bridges and landmarks before retiring from Bratton Steel Corporation (BSC) in 2008. Dave was an active parishioner at St. Gabriel Catholic Church where he offered his skills and services. He was a member of Knights of Columbus. He was an animal lover who could often be seen walking his beloved boxer, Jake. Dave loved golfing, especially when vacationing with his family. He was active in his neighborhood where he often could be seen mowing or removing snow for neighbors.

Dave was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary, his parents, his brother, his sister, Tina, and his granddaughter, Zoey. Survivors include his wife, Cindy; daughters, Carol (Charlie) Hill, Cathy (Danny) Allen, Jennifer (Matt) Swisher, and Becky Eakins; 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

  • FAMILY

  • Cindy Jenkins, Wife
  • Carol (Charlie) Hill, Daughter
  • Cathy (Danny) Allen, Daughter
  • Jennifer (Matt) Swisher, Daughter
  • Becky Eakins, Daughter
  • Frank and Ruth Jenkins (Deceased), Parents
  • Dennis Jenkins (Deceased), Brother
  • Tina Jenkins (Deceased), Sister
  • Zoey (Deceased), Granddaughter
  • Grandchildren: 5
    Great-grandchildren: 13
    Great-great grandson
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shaun Hill, Pallbearer
  • Steven Allen, Pallbearer
  • Brian Jenkins, Pallbearer
  • Jason Ross, Pallbearer
  • Zac Kincaid, Pallbearer
  • Troy Westerman, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer’s Association

Services

  • Visitation beginning with Rosary and Memory Sharing Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, February 7, 2020

Memories

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Jennifer Armilio (Lanfranca)

February 4, 2020

Becky and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Dave was such a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Every time I think of Dave I picture him with a big smile on his face with his Beckaroo! ♥️ Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

Love, Nick and Jennifer Armilio

Vince and Gina Lanfranca

February 4, 2020

Cindy, Becky and family,
So sorry to hear about Dave,he was always such a kind and friendly person. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Penny VanBebber

February 2, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Cindy, Jenny and Becky and all family.

Jessica Freiberger-Jenkins

February 2, 2020

Dave was a man who would open his home when you decided to drive to Kansas City, on a whim, with two kids in tow. He loved to razz you and often called to take a minute, or 30 minutes, of your time. We will miss those calls the most! He loved to laugh and play with the kids, as well as share stories about their grandpa when they grew up. I hope they keep those memories throughout their lives. Dave loved his ketchup, a good cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll with me. I will forever miss him. May he rest easy and find joy in reuniting with those who went before him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY