Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jenkins

November 28, 1944 - August 26, 2021
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Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jenkins age 76, of Elida passed away 2:10 p.m.,
Thursday, August 26, 2021 at his residence. He was born November 28, 1944
in Springfield, Ohio to the late Von D. and Mary E. (Tabor) Jenkins. He
married Theresa L. Placie on June 30, 1962 and she survives in

Dr. Jenkins had graduated from Elida High School, Ohio Northern
University and United Theological Seminary. He had been an Allen County
Sheriff Deputy Juvenile Detective, Chief of Police for American Township
in the 80’s, served on the Elida School Board for 8 years and the board
of directors for Friends of Russian Orphans. He had also been worthy
patron for Delphos Eastern Star. Rev. Mike had served several churches
over the years: Zion/Morris Chapel as his student charge, Immanuel UMC
Elida for 16 years, Patascala UMC, Community UMC in Circleville, First
UMC of Sylvania, Zion UMC of Toledo and finished up at Cygnet UMC.

Additional survivors include sons: Toby (Linda) Jenkins of Elida,
Caeleb Jenkins of Cridersville, 8 grandchildren: Christian (Jason), Elise,
Nathan, Jency, Kyle (Michael), Cody (Heather), Cole (Mika) and Katalina, 6 great grandchildren;
brothers Jerry (Franny) Jenkins of Lady Lake, FL and Brian (Julie)
Jenkins of Lima and a sister Susan (Jim) Peed of Bumpass, Virginia; and his mother-in-law – Vanceine Placie of Cridersville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Liza Anne Sackinger and a sister
Nancy Jenkins.

The memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Immanuel
UMC, Elida, Rev. Dr. Tom Brown will officiate. The family will receive
friends from 11:00 to 1:00 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to Putnam County Hospice or to the
American Heart Association.

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For release to: The Lima News (PICTURE)

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Immanuel United Methodist Church


699 Sunnydale Street
Elida, Ohio 45807

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm

Immanuel United Methodist Church


699 Sunnydale Street
Elida, Ohio 45807

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Born: November 28, 1944
Died: August 26, 2021

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The Rev. Jeff ("J.R.") Ridenour posted on 9/15/21

Theresa and family, Just a year ago, I shared of you welcoming me into your home for a Teens for Christ meeting when I was 14. Years later (1995), Mike served on my small group when I interviewed and was recommended for full membership and ordination as an Elder in The United Methodist Church. I will always treasure your and his warmth and compassion. I am also sorry I was not aware of Liza's passing. She was exactly six months younger than me, so her birthday will forever be a moment of prayer for you all. She was a light in high school of Christian faith, and I am guessing that light shone on. May you find comfort as you read and re-read the words of all of us who served alongside Mike in ministry. In the love of Jesus, by the power of the Spirit,


Suzanne Bandy posted on 9/8/21

To Terri and family, Jeff and I were so sorry to hear of Dr. Mike's passing. His heart was so huge and we were so blessed to know him. He was a great part of our return to Community Church in Circleville and he helped plant seeds of faith in our hearts while we were there. I will always remember his beautiful voice, his incredible smile and the joy he always seemed to have in life and in serving the Lord. We truly understand the loss (having just lost dad) and know it will leave a big whole in your family. But we are also rejoicing in the fact that he and dad are now hanging out in the glorious presence of the Lord. Comfort and peace for your hearts. Sincerely, Suzanne & Jeff Bandy


LOUISE WANTLAND posted on 9/6/21

Dr. Mike was the main reason my husband and joined the Methodist church in Sylvania, for which we will be eternally grateful. He made us feel welcome and we enjoyed his sermons, unlike we had experienced previously. Thank you, Dr. Mike


paul d shenk posted on 9/4/21

Mrs Jenkins,Vanceine, and family. My condolences to each family member. Rev. Jenkins was always a beam of light around the Elida area. Although I never knew him well, I never saw him without a warm, broad smile that invited friendship! He was a shining light for God to many people and made this world a better place! I regret that I was unable to attend the memorial today. I pray for peace and Gods comfort in this very difficult time for every member of the family!


Rev. Philip Compton, Ph.D. posted on 9/4/21

So sad to hear about Mike's death. He was a student of mine at ONU when he was a deputy sheriff in Allen Co. And we butted heads some times too. However, I served on his doctoral committee when he was in seminary. He was a good man and will be missed.


Barb Longbrake posted on 9/3/21

Terri and family, my sincere and heartfelt sympathy in your time of sorrow. Mike will be missed by more people than there are stars in the sky, and I am one of them. I pray that God’s peace surround you and your family during this difficult time.


Jim Ford posted on 9/1/21

Terry and Family: My sincere condolences on Mike's passing. I know he will not hurt or suffer any more and I know he is at peace. I always considered Mike a friend before I knew you, and always considered you both a friend. I am sorry I could not be their to Celebrate His Life, but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The memory candle will shine in His name, and I am sure you have many memories taht you and your family will cherish. May the Peace of the Lord be with you all! James (Jim) Ford


Jim Ford posted on 9/1/21

In memory of Rev. Dr. Michael A. Jenkins, Jim Ford lit a candle


Denise Turpin. posted on 9/1/21

My beautiful memories being pure peace through this difficult time


Beth Ann Snyder posted on 9/1/21

Dear Terri, Our prayers are with you and the rest of your family at this time of grief. he will be missed by so many. It is good to know that he is with our Lord and finally out of pain. Blessings, Larry and Beth Snyder


Martha Gross posted on 9/1/21

Dear Theresa and family, I am so sorry to hear that Mike has passed away. Though he is with his Lord, I know you will miss him here on earth. Mike was an long-time friend and someone I always looked forward to seeing at Annual Conference. During the time that we overlapped in Circelville, he was a consistent source of strength when my church was not easy to pastor. I will always remember him as grace-filled and kind. You will be in my prayers, although I cannot attend the service. Love, Martha (Curry) Gross


Michael Parr posted on 8/31/21

Mike was here at Pataskala United Methodist Church during a time in my life when I needed a spiritual uplift. He was a good man and friend . RIP Michael . Michael Parr


Putnam Co Hospice posted on 8/31/21

The Staff of Putnam Co Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Dr. Mike and all his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Jan Streeter posted on 8/30/21

We're sorry to hear of your loss,Terri. Bob and Jan Streeter


Charles Fair posted on 8/30/21

I knew Mike, both from visits to his Elida church and to the sheriff's department, where my dad worked for 40 years, 12 as sheriff. Dad and Mom were always proud of Mike and that he was a deputy. He helped a lot of people in life.


Pat Hackett posted on 8/30/21

Deepest sympathy to the family. I was a parishioner iof. Dr Jenkins during the time he was Pastor of Sylvania First United Methodists Church. Gods Blessings