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Connie Sue Jenkins

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Connie Sue Jenkins, 75, of West Mansfield, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at her home with her daughters at her side following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Rushsylvania on Jan. 16, 1938, to Clayton and Betty Pugh Hughes. Her father survives in Rushsylvania and her mother preceded her in death Sept. 8, 2012.

On Nov. 24, 1955, she married Richard A. Jenkins at the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church and he passed away Nov. 4, 2011.

Survivors include three daughters, Susie Jenkins of Springboro, Julie (Bill) Zuerner of Lawson, Mo., and Kris (Nathan) Schrader of Canal Winchester; four grandchildren, Bryan and Will Zuerner and Evan and Kara Schrader; her brother, Joe (Linda) Hughes of Bellefontaine; two sisters-in-law, Cora Dickinson of Mt. Victory and Melva Jenkins of Clayton; a special aunt, Helen Culp of Rushsylvania; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She graduated from Rushsylvania High School in 1955 and Urbana University in 1974 and completed her master’s degree at the University of Dayton.

A retired elementary school teacher, she taught 30 years with Benjamin Logan and Ridgemont schools. She was a 2009 Rushsylvania High School Alumni Honor Graduate and a charter member of the E.L.L.

A faithful and active lifetime member of the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church and served on its board of trustees. She was an avid reader who loved traveling, working in her flower beds, visiting friends, attending sporting events, and cheering for the OSU Buckeyes.

More than anything, she was a devoted mother and grandmother who cherished time spent with her daughters and grandchildren.

The Rev. Gene Phelps officiates a funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church, where calling is one hour prior. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Burial is in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research & Education and the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church.

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