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December 3, 1933 ~ August 14, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Beryl Marie Jenkins, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2023 at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming.

She was born in a Montana cabin near Haxby on Sunday, December 3, 1933 to Estella Bessie and Ralph Peters. Her father was a boat taxi driver for the construction crews working on the Fort Peck Dam. As a young girl, her mother, Estella, remarried to Edwin G. DeLaney and they relocated to Paris, Missouri, where she attended grades school and graduated from high school. At age of 19, she married Joe Barnett and had two boys, Micheal and Steven. Later they were separated and divorced. 

She eventually remarried the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Jean Jenkins on September 4, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and they moved to Springfield, Oregon. Bob worked as an airplane body repairman and there they had their only daughter, Jana Michal. Soon thereafter they moved back to the Gordon, Nebraska area, and had a son born to them in Gordon, Keith Robert. Bob owned a hay grinder for winter months and Beryl kept books for the business. They later moved the business closer to the Alliance/Hemingford, Nebraska area. 

Beryl held the janitorial position at her children's grade school in Berea, Nebraska and eventually took a retailing job at L.B. Murphys in Alliance until they closed doors. Beryl would drive beet and corn trucks at harvest time. She worked 15 years at the Woolrich Inc, Factory Outlet as a Floor Girl in the manufacturing part of the store. Beryl was able to retire after Woolrich closed doors. She was always busy tending to her family and many friends. She was widowed in June of 2020 and later moved to Wheatland to live with her daughter. She was always in company of family. 

Beryl was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her four children, two grandchildren, and great-granddaughter. Hardworking and dedicated, she lived her life without regrets and was highly regarded by all that knew her.

She is survived by her children, Jana (Shaun) Werkele of Wheatland, Keith Jenkins of Hemingford, Michael Barnett of Bac Lieu, Vietnam, and Steven Barnett of Wasilla, Alaska; grandchildren, Kalen Willson of Gering, Nebraska and Jacey Willson of Cheyenne, Wyoming; great-granddaughter, Arya Shell Grieser of Alliance; brother, Edwin Arthur DeLaney of Paris Missouri.

There will be a Celebration of Life in her honor at a later date in the Hemingford/Alliance area.

Sympathy expressions may be sent in care to her family at 404 14th Street, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201.

Gorman Funeral Homes - Platte Chapel is in charge of the services.

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