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
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.
Online condolences may be shared at www.BayliffAndSon.com
For release to: The Lima News (PICTURE)