She was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Brazil, to James Emery Jenkins and Evelyn O. Short Jenkins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles, Everett Jenkins, Nelle Jenkins, Bill Jenkins, Olyn Killion, Lula Daviess, Beulah Jenkins, and Faye Jenkins and Rosemary Wilson.
She graduated from Brazil High School, class of 1962.
She graduated from IU Medical Center in 1968, as a Radiologic Technologist.
She worked at Clay County Hospital in Brazil for five years.
On Nov. 14, 1970, she married David G. Waite in Brazil. They moved to Clinton in 1975, where she worked at Vermillion County Hospital for 10 years.
She retired in 1986 to join her husband at Frist Funeral Home, where she worked until ill health forced her to retire.
She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, American Registry of Radiologic Technologist, Jerusalem O.E.S., Chapter 254, of Clinton.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years Davie G. Waite, Clinton, son Gregory D. Waite and companion Megan Moore, Clinton, grandchildren Jordan Husford, Jaydan Huxford and her brothers Jace, Joshua and their mother Jenny Huxford, Lafayette, sister Mary Ellen (David) James, Brazil, brother James Jenkins (Sandy), Carbon, nephew Alan (Sarah) James, Terre Haute, niece Andrea James, Brazil, cousins Scott and Jorita Wilson and their children Bradley, Krista and Jennifer, John and Christine Clark and their children John, Kathleen, Anita and David, Bill and Lois Daviess and their children Marlene, Russell (D), and Don, Coral Ann (Dwayne) Boudin and Jack Davies (D), Clementine and their children Pam, Tim and Lisa, and a large extended family and a host of friends.
A Celebration of Life will be Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at 12:30 p.m., at Frist Funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Snyder officiating.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Cremation was chosen.
Flowers are welcome, but if friends desire, donations could be made to Victory Baptist Church, Parke-Vermillion Humane Society or the local food pantry in her memory.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.