Jenny Elkins, 88, Celestine

Jenny Elkins, 88, of Celestine, died Monday, September 26, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Celestine November 5, 1933, to Charles and Anna (Mathies) Hoffman. She married Calvin D. Elkins June 23, 1962, at St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine. He died August 7, 2011.

Jenny was a homemaker and a cook at the Celestine Community Club for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Isidore Parish – St. Celestine Church, the St. Anne’s Society, and the Celestine Community Club. She enjoyed sewing, making quilt tops, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Sheila Asbell and husband Joey, Jasper, and Christie Schneider and husband Bryon, Ferdinand; five grandchildren, Cody, Emily, Kale, Kasady, and Bailey; and five great-grandchildren, Gannon, Braxton, Brooklynn, Braylynn, and one on the way.  

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona Schlachter and Frieda Berg, and one brother, Alfred Hoffman.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Celestine Church. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Isidore Parish, Celestine Community Club, or the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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