Martha Ellen Jenkins

October 21, 1930 – June 5, 2010

Martha Ellen Jenkins, 79, of Richmond, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 5, 2010 at the Shirkey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Richmond.

Martha was born October 21, 1930 in Ray County, Missouri, to Daniel W. and Fleeta May (Mills) Sharp. She was a lifelong resident of Ray County. Martha had worked as an office manager for Green Quarries in Richmond from 1968 until her retirement in 2001. She was also a homemaker and was a member of the Siloam Springs Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Martha enjoyed cleaning house and she loved to sing and dance. Her family was most important to her as they brought great joy to her.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Melody Dean Dorton on Aug. 27, 1973, her husband, Leo D. Jenkins on Jan. 16, 2009, a great grandson, Jeffery Kyle Bray on Dec. 24, 2006, a son-in-law, Timothy Ray Honeycutt on July 29, 2007, and her sisters, Opal Blyth and Reba Clevenger.

She is survived by her children, John Wayne Dorton (Dana), Jim Ed Dorton (Tanya), Michael Scott Dorton, all of Richmond, Mo., and Norman Eugene Dorton (Tanya) of Orrick, Mo., Teresa Jean Honeycutt of Richmond, Mo., and Sandra Sue Paterson (Robert) of McClouth, Kans., Mark Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, and Cliff Jenkins; three sisters, Ruby Broadhurst and Margaret Reynolds, both of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Freda Skinner of Lawson, Mo.; her precious grandchildren, Amy Dorton, Dee Thompson (Wes), John Dorton ll, James Dorton (Kim), Jamie Dorton, Kade Belcher, Collin Dorton, Kerri Brunell (Brian), Traci Bray (Jeffery), Michael Harrison II, Kyle Dorton (Samantha), Scott Dorton, Christopher Dorton, Tami Luman, Michael J.J. Dorton, Kelli Sue Stockton, Shelli Renee Beyerly (Jason), Brandon Stockton, Steven Roy Sands (Valerie), Randi (Nichole) Boswell, and 27 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 8 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gowing Chapel in Orrick. Burial will be at South Point Cemetery near Orrick, Mo.

Memorials are suggested in her memory to Shirkey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 804 Wollard Blvd., Richmond, Missouri 64085.


Our thoughts and prayers are with Martha’s family. She was a wonderful woman with great inner strength.
Mary & David Bray

May the Lord hold the family in His hands. May they celebrate the life of their loved one with joy and fondness as they share about her contribution into each ones lives. May your sadness be turned to joy, and your sorrow to gladness. Embrace each other and pass on her legacy of love, life and caring. The Lord loves you.
Bonnie Tennant

Dear Sandy and Family
I am sorry to here about your Mother, she will be missed. I remember last Christmas going to see her and to sing Christmas songs to her, she was sleeping so peacefully and watching her family sing to her and loving on her it was so sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mike and Rhonda Adams

Sandra and family,
We are so sorry we are unable to be there for you, in this time. But know we are with you in Spirit. We had many wonderful day with you and your mother. Praying for her and your family.
We send our love.
Pastor David and Martha Grijalva

Dear Sandy and Family
We want to extend Our SINCERE Condolences to all of you. Warmest thoughts. There are no words to express or comfort you at this time, nor do I know what say except that I am so sorry for your loss. Please call me if there is anything I can do for you. We know she is with GOD now, but it still hurts us because now she is gone. I know she is smiling on you all!
We love You,
Sylvia and Mark Cassady

Dear Sandy and your precious family:
The Lord knows you hurt right now as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. She has received her reward in heaven and visits now with Jesus face to face. Oh that some day we too will see his face and will sit at His feet. I have so many things I want to talk to Him about. We do have such a gift that was given to us in that The Holy Spirit lives in us believers. We can walk with Jesus and talk with Him right here and now. Tell Him your concerns and ask for His guidance. He talks to us in scripture and many unique ways that only He can do. He will hold you when you hurt and rejoice with you when you are happy. My prayer is that each of you feel his love and that He surrounds you with a warmth and peace that only He can give.

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

May Jesus be with each of you today and from this day forward, Amen

Bob and Sandy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your mother, Sandy. Our prayers are with you. If we can do anything for you, you know you can call us anytime.
Roger and Robin

We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in all of our prayers as you go through this difficult time. God will keep you strong.
Jim & Shirley Smith

What sad news to hear of Martha’s death, but we are thankful to know she is now completely with Christ. I know my mom, Louise Cox, thought the world of Martha and Leo, and I remember her being so kind. My prayers are with your family.
Terri Cox-Fallin