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JenkinsRuth Elaine (Lingelbach)Ruth Elaine (Lingelbach) Jenkins passed away peacefully, Monday, in her home after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. After she attended Pleasantville High School class of '42', she worked at Ben's BBQ Restaurant. Here she met her husband and the rest is history.

Ruth was born on a farm in Absecon and cared for her parents and five siblings. This nurturing quality was a strength that she drew on as she raised her six children in the town of her birth. She truly thrived on caring for her children and extended family. The joy of her life was to be needed and she was always there on a moment's notice and was the last one standing in any job to be done.

She and her husband Jack, enjoyed traveling through Europe and flying to Louisiana to visit family. They were introduced to snow skiing, which soon became a family passion. They taught all their children and shared the fun with so many others. This led them to buy a home in Vermont that they renovated together. Ruth's dream of a family Christmas in Vermont came true. They also enjoyed many ski trips with friends throughout the U.S.

She was always involved in the children's activities, boy scouts, girl scouts and crew parent. She even owned her own fish market in Pleasantville. She took time to raise her six children before working at Lenox China for 20 years.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, John (Jack) F. Jenkins Sr.; and her son, Dennis Jenkins Sr. She leaves behind five children, John F. Jenkins Jr. (Jean), Jaye Mastro (Steven), Jeff Jenkins Sr. (Kelly), Joanne Jenkins, Jackie Westerfer (Michael); her 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held at the Absecon Methodist Church 100 Pitney Road. Burial will follow at Adams Cemetery, Port Republic, New Jersey.

The Press of Atlantic City
December 11, 2013

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