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Harley W. Jenkins

October 24, 1945 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 74)


Harley William Jenkins, 74, of Glasford, IL passed away at 2:40 pm on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Harley was born on October 24, 1945, in Peoria, IL to Harley B. and Betty Jane (Bradley) Jenkins.  He married Ilse J. Barthel on May 5, 1967.

Surviving are his wife Ilse of Glasford; daughter Nanette (John) Rudd of Kingston Mines, IL; son Ricki-John Jenkins of Glasford; ten grandchildren; Harley, Stacy, Jessica, John Rudd, Justin Buskirk, Jake, Cody, Austin, Brody Jenkins and Tommy Smith along with great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Harley was a U.S. Army Veteran serving from 1966 to 1968.  He was a driver for United Ready Mix, retiring in May, 2009.  Harley lent a helping hand to everybody he knew. He loved hunting and fishing with his best friend Don Whaley. He had lots of friends and will be missed by everyone.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A cremation memorial service and procession will be held at 9125 W Wheeler Rd, Mapleton IL. Sunday, June 6th at 4 pm, with dinner served at Whitetails in Glasford. To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit

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