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KINGSTON, NH - Shirley Ann (Elliott) Jenkins, age 81, of Kingston, NH, died peacefully at her home Monday afternoon, April 11, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Linwood Jenkins, who died in 2005.

Born in Bangor, Maine, December 1, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harold P. and Evelyn F. (Ayer) Elliott.

Shirley retired after 30 years of service from Owens Illinois in Newburyport, MA. Her passions were gardening, crafting and needlework that had won her many 1st place ribbons. Many people were the proud recipients of her handiwork, which were like treasures. Her sincerity, kindness, understanding and caring ways were traits that defined her and made her so very special.

She is survived by a son, Robert M Jenkins; three daughters, Kim H. West of Kingston, NH, Karen R. Ruscito and husband William Schmidt of Orlando, FL and Kathy A. Gonet and husband Richard A. of East Kingston, NH; five grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Savage of Corinth, ME, Rebecca Larrabee and husband David of Columbia, MD, and Marsha Morgan and husband Bryan of Hebron, ME, along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, Richard Elliott, Mark Elliott and Constance Rodick.

Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home will be Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral services at the funeral home will be Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11 A.M. followed by interment in Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association, 72 East Concord Street, Suite C3, Boston, MA 02118 or online at www.apdama.org.
Published on  April 13, 2016
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