Grace Ella Jenkins

  • Died: April 14, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Grace Ella Jenkins, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN formerly of Michigan City, IN passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born on March 30, 1934 in Beatrice, Nebraska to the late Lebert L. and Dorothy P. (Clark) Littell. She graduated from Beatrice High School in Nebraska. On March 6, 1954, she married Darrell J. Jenkins in Beatrice, Nebraska. Grace was a homemaker and loving mother. On July 2, 1961, along with her husband and daughter, she became a child of God through the Holy Waters of Baptism at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Michigan City. She and her husband were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1961. Grace belonged to the Altar Guild and Bible study circle within St. Paul Lutheran Church. For over 10 years, she worked as an activities assistant for Red Oaks Retirement Community. She was a Girl Scouts leader, Red Hat Club member, and member of MITS thimble club. Survivors include her spouse, Darrell J. Jenkins of Fort Wayne, daughter, Diane (Walter) Hess of Fort Wayne, granddaughter, Grace Huston of Fort Wayne, Sister, Joyce Cox of Beatrice, Nebraska, brother, Gerald (Shirley) Littell of Columbia, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 1:00pm with calling one hour prior from 12:00-1:00pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Burial will take place at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Michigan City or St. Michael Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. To sign the online guest book, visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathy to Darrell and family. Grace and Darrell were patients of Dr. Lemay and I was the nurse who worked in his office. I admired the love between Darrell and Grace. They were wonderfully genuine with always a smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

Posted by Marguerite Coil - Michigan City, IN   April 18, 2019

Darrell and family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Grace. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We miss you!

Posted by Julie Gibson - Michigan City, IN - Friend   April 16, 2019

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