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Lois JoAnn (Juengel) Jenkins, “Mamie”, 86, passed away November 6, 2020 while residing at Mulberry Gardens Memory Care in Munroe Falls, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Jenkins; father, Waldemar Juengel; mother, Kathryn Juengel; brother, Ralph Juengel and her sister, Lorna Kos. She is survived by her sisters Judith Christ and Karen Hillman (Keith) and sister-in-law Helen Juengel; her children, LouEllen Kirkendall (James), Laurel Vough (Dane), Megan Terry (Mark) and Michael Jenkins; her grandchildren Michael Terry (Autumn), Marshall Kirkendall and Andrew Vough; and her great grandchildren, Eli Terry and James Terry. She has many cousins, nieces and nephews who she also adored. There was never a shortage of laughter and joy when family could be together!
Lois was born February 2, 1934 in Akron, Ohio to the late Waldemar and Kathryn Juengel. She attended Zion Lutheran School and Church, graduated from Garfield High School and then earned her RN degree from Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing.
Lois married William Llewellyn Jenkins on June 18,1954. They were married for 45 years until the time of his death in 1999. The two built a beautiful life together that focused on faith, family and service. Longtime residents of Cuyahoga Falls, they attended Redeemer Lutheran Church.
A dedicated nurse for over 50 years, in a variety of settings including emergency room, physician office and long-term care. She was also a Pastoral Care volunteer for Summa Health System after her retirement. She was an avid reader and a student of life.
Her love for God was a constant in her life which she expressed in service to her beloved church, Redeemer Lutheran, in Cuyahoga Falls. She dearly loved singing in the Chorale and was also the first female elder to serve the congregation. She was a prayer warrior not only for the congregants, but for her family as well. Her faith was not only a gift to herself but one she shared with others unconditionally. Lois was a gentle but powerful influence on those she knew and loved, humbly serving the Lord as best she knew. All that knew Lois are grateful for her ability to listen deeply and then use words to shine a light in their lives.
Her family is so grateful for her life. We are grateful for the humble ways in which she led us, served us, prayed for us, and grounded our family spiritually. We are grateful for the ways she was a wife. sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin, aunt and friend.
The family would like to express our gratitude to the caring staff at Mulberry Garden Memory Care and ClearPath Hospice for their support over the last years, especially the last nine months. She was loved and cared for as family when we could not be with her in person. What a blessing to know that her surrogate family was there to offer comfort and reassurance during this time.
A private graveside service was held on November 10, 2020 at Oakwood Cemetery in Cuyahoga Falls. When we can all gather again safely, a memorial service will be held.
Memorial donations can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Redeemer Christian School, 2141 Fifth Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Oh 44221 or to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147,