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Patricia Jenkins



RUTLAND — Patricia Jenkins, 73, of Rutland, passed away at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born March 17, 1945, in Streator, to Andrew and Rose (Zito) Repyak. She married her best friend and lifelong love, Danny Jenkins. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Tina (Richard) Dennison, Rhonda (Scott) Dennison, Jerri Dennison, Glen (Stacy) Dennison and Andrea Jenkins; six sisters, RoseAnna, Josy, Jane, Jean, Mary and Judy; one brother, Andy; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Chuck and Jerry; and one grandchild, Danniel.

Pat was a homemaker. She loved birds and bird-watching. She also enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking and, when she was able, gardening. She cherished the time she spent with family and friends.

There will be no formal funeral services. Cremation has been accorded. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any bird or wildlife organization.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at

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