AUSTINTOWN - Prayers will begin Monday at 9:15 AM at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church for Rosemary F. Jenkins, who died peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.
Rosemary was born March 20, 1935, in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of Michael and Lucy (Whales) Corcoran.
She was a 1954 graduate of South High School and was proud to serve on the planning committee for several class reunions.
Before marrying her husband, Rosemary worked as a bank teller for Union National Bank. After raising her children, Rosemary managed a sheet music store.
Rosemary was a charter member of St. Joseph Church and was the church's very first cantor, a position she held for 18 years. She continued in that role at St. Mary's Church. She was a longtime member of the Youngstown Symphony Chorus, and appeared in the chorus of several operas in Youngstown.
Her husband, Oliver J. Jenkins, whom she married June 8, 1957, died Nov. 18, 1999.
Rosemary is survived by six daughters, Geraldine Jenkins of Vienna, Dr. Kathleen (Charles) Rogers of Austintown; Eileen (Richard) Manna of Mineral Ridge, Patty Bellus of Austintown, Christine (Robert) Wasylychyn of Canfield, and Maureen Jones of Austintown; two sons, Brian J. (Linda) Jenkins of Austintown and Erick Jenkins of Austintown; three sisters, Margaret (Nick) Leone of Huntsville, AL, Joan (Philip) Loncar of New Middletown and Jean Kutsch of Ridge Long Island, NY; sister-in-law Marge Corcoran of Long Island, NY; brother-in-law Jon Votypka of FL; 16 grandchildren, Melissa (Joseph) McKenney, James (Jessica) Sullivan, Kelly Sullivan (Nathan Beagle), SPC Elizabeth Pugh U.S. Army, Steven Manna, Jeffrey Manna, Sarah Bellus, Sean Rogers (Fiance Zoe Miller), Mayson Jenkins, Patrick Rogers, Brianna Wasylychyn, Olivia Jones, Andrew Jenkins, Tyler Jones, Lindsey Pratt and Daniel (Karen Towne) Pratt; and three great-grandchildren, Donovan Bell and Ben and Nora Pratt.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; son Michael J. Jenkins; sister Jerry Votypka; and two brothers, William Colgrove and Michael Corcoran.
Family and friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to Grace Hospice, 7206 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.
Visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.
Mass of Christian Burial
MAY 1. 10:00 AM
St Joseph Parish-Austintown
4545 New Rd
Youngstown, OH, US, 44515-3812