Janice (Jan) Marie Chapin Jenkins was born February 2, 1949 to Walter E. and Janette Kuniewicz Chapin in Columbus, Ohio. Jan entered her eternal rest on Dec. 20, 2020 at the Genesis Emergency Room after a heart attack. She graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1967. She went on to Kent State University, from which she graduated in 1971 with a BS in Ed. While attending Kent State, she met her future husband, Robert (Bob) Jenkins. They were married March 25, 1972 in Upper Arlington. Jan taught first grade at Park Elementary in Cambridge for three years before moving on to teach at Dillon Elementary from which she retired in 2006. Jan earned a MA from Ohio University in Education in 1984 and truly enjoyed teaching.
A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother she is survived by her husband Bob of 48 years; children: Catherine of the home and Mark (Marina) Jenkins of Houston, TX. She has one granddaughter, Anneka. Jan is also survived by two sisters, Penelope Fullenkamp of Tuscon, AZ and Patricia Lay of Denver, CO and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by both her parents.
She spent much of her time after retirement at Trinity United Presbyterian Church, teaching Sunday School, planting flowers and serving as a Deacon and Elder. She won many blue ribbons for her Cake decorating and photography at the County fair. To know her was to love her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jan’s honor to Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 830 Military Road, Zanesville, OH 43701 or the Muskingum County Animal Shelter, 1430 Newark Road, Zanesville, OH 43701.
The funeral service will be noon on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Trinity United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Debbie Bowsher officiating. There will be visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park. All precautionary procedures to avoid Covid 19 must be practiced.
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