Leatrice Lenora (Crandall) Jenkins, was born on October 29, 1938, the daughter of Huber and Louise Crandall, in Milltown, Indiana.
She passed away on October 12, 2021, at the age of 82, at Nortons Hospital, with family by her side.
Leatrice (Leah) was proceeded in death by her husband Jack Jenkins, father Huber, mother Louise, sisters Ruth Elrod and Martha Rightley.
Her spirit lives on through her sons Michael (Christy) Jenkins and Bryant, daughter Beth (Richard) Searl, grandsons Wesley (Jenifer) Jenkins, Ryan Searl, Robert Searl and one granddaughter Marlea (Kaleb) Lay, and three great grandchildren, brother Roger (Jo) Crandall, many dear family members, friends and neighbors.
Leah received a nursing degree from Baptist Hospital and a degree in Occupational Health from the University of Louisville. She worked as nurse in a Doctor's office, hospitals and a nursing home. She also taught Nursing Assistance at a community college. She felt her work there as a teacher was the most rewarding, as she was able to influence and improve the lives of young intercity women. Later in life she worked as a Nurse Case Manager for several insurance companies and an in-home care company.
Leah treasured spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Orleans, Indiana. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Tunnel to Towers Foundation honoring military service members and first responders.
THE FAMILY RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT ALL VISITORS WEAR A MASK TO VISITATION AND THE SERVICE.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
4347 Security Pkwy, New Albany IN 47150
Tunnel to Tower Foundation
2361 HylanBlvd, Staten Island NY 10306