Aug. 24, 1986 — Burlington, Iowa
Dr. George DeWayne Jenkins, 82, of 131 Greenwood Drive, died in Burlington Medical Center at 11:45 a. m. on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Born at Lone Tree, Mahaska Co., Iowa on Feb. 10, 1904, he was the son of George Allen and Zora Cramer Jenkins.
He married Ruth Reddish Nov. 12, 1927, in Knoxville, Iowa.
He attended Grinnell College and graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He was a resident in urology and surgery at University Hospitals, Iowa City.
In Burlington, Dr. Jenkins organized the Headquarters and Service company, 136th Medical Regiment, Iowa National Guard, and served in World War II from 1941 to 1946 with the rank of colonel, Medical Corps.
He was a member of the American Medical Association, iowa State and Des Moines County Medical Societies, American, North Central, and Iowa Urological Societies. He was a past president of the Iowa Urological Society and Des Moines County Medical Society, and of the Burlington and Mercy Hospital staffs. He was a member of the executive committee of the North Central and American Urological Societies and of the Burlington Medical Center staff.
Dr. Jenkins was a past vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church and was a member of the Rotary and Crystal Lake Clubs and the Elks Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth; a son, James, Albia; a daughter, Zoe Jenkins, Roseville, Minn.; three sisters, Margaret Bovenmyer, Ottumwa; Aileen Pabst, Albia; and Zoe Heinmann, Sioux City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services for Dr. Jenkins will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Philip Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Gorve Cemetery. Prugh’s Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established at Christ Episcopal Church.