Shirley Ann Houston Jenkins, 79, of Pickerington and formerly of Belle Center, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Zusman Hospice, Wexner Heritage Village in Columbus.
Shirley was born on November 6, 1933 in Columbus, OH to the late Harry and Fontell (Stempel) Houston.
On September 21, 1964 she married Buddy G. Jenkins and he preceded her in death on July 29, 2012. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Ronald W., Fred F., Richard P. and Robert Houston; and two step-sons, Kerry and David Jenkins.
Surviving are her children, Jim (Ida) Wright of Gnadenhutten, OH, Jerry Wright of San Antonio, TX, Jack Wright of Pickerington, Thomas (Carmella) Hagerman of New Albany, and Craig Wright of Delaware; a step-son, Mike (Judy) Jenkins of Dublin; a brother, Gary Houston of Canal Winchester; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graduate of Linden McKinley High School and a homemaker, Shirley loved to visit with family often. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling to Atlantic City and Las Vegas, and in her younger years, she enjoyed exercising, dancing and playing music.
A graveside service is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Walnut Hill Cemetery with Pastor Bryan Meadows officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zusman Hospice, Wexner Heritage Village, 1151 College Ave, Columbus, OH 43209.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home in Lakeview and condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.