Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


January 30, 2014

Martha Mae Jenkins

Martha Mae Jenkins was born Aug. 24, 1930, in Knoxville, the daughter of Garret John Onstank and Dorothy Margaret (Clark) Onstank.

She was raised in Knoxville and graduated with the Knoxville high School Class of 1948. On Sept. 21, 1958, Martha was united in marriage to Frank Jenkins in Knoxville. Through the years, Martha had worked for Iowa Power & Light, Marion County Savings & Loan and DeVore Motors, from which she retired. In her spare time, she enjoyed horse shows, the Iowa Hawkeyes and watching basketball. In fact, she liked sports of all kinds and was a previous recipient of the Melcher-Dallas Fan of the Year award.

Martha passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of 83 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Virginia Onstank.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Frank of Knoxville; children: Julie (Jim) Jones of Lovilia and Jeff (Tammy) Jenkins of Knoxville; grandchildren, Colby and Colton Jones; twin sister, Maude (Bill) Roff of Knoxville and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, with

Pastor Brent Hanna officiating. Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery Music was provided by Madonna Milburn, vocalist and Geoff Shultz, pianist. The selections were “How Great Thou Art” “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”. Casket bearers were Dennis Haselhuhn, Mike Crozier, Chuck Boden, Max Smith, Kevin Smith and Doug Bauer. Honorary Casket Bearers were Colby Jones and Colton Jones. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Knoxville Booster Club for the P.A. System at Ken Locke Stadium.

Online condolences may be left at

Text Only
  • McClatchey obit pic Robert McClatchey Robert James McClatchey, age 80 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning, July 5, 2014, at the Knoxville Hospital.Robert was born at home on May 10, 1934, in Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Christy William and Mary (Carroll) McClatchey. He was raised in

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moore obit pic Raymond D. Moore Raymond D. Moore, 92, died at The Village in Indianola on July 6, 2014. His body has been donated to science. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola on Saturday, Aug. 2.Raymond was born June 4, 1922,

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Erna Crane Erna Crane, age 89, of Bussey passed away Sunday morning, July 6, 2014, at the Pella Hospice Comfort House.Erna was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Rodenbach, Germany, the daughter of Albert and Louise (Riese) Simosky. Erna was raised and attended school in Ge

    July 11, 2014

  • Death Notice-Erna Crane

    July 8, 2014

  • Death Notice-Ila Heidenwith

    July 8, 2014

  • Death Notice-Raymond D. Moore

    July 7, 2014

  • Death Notice-Robert McClatchey

    July 7, 2014

  • Frank J. Wadle

    July 3, 2014

  • Death Notice-Arthur Thomas

    June 30, 2014

  • Jones obit pic Teddy Mac (Ted) Jones Ted was the beloved husband of Judy: father to Jeff (Cindy), Jennifer (Daniel), Linda (Dave) and Shane (Kristin); grandfather to Alicia, Johanna, Anna Sophia and Kyle; and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Ted was born in Knoxville, and relocated to

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Judge OKs Record-setting $2B Sale of Clipper Arts, Humanities Awards Handed Out at WH Former Va. Governor's Corruption Trial Begins Trial Begins Over OKC Bombing Video $15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. Maine Police Investigate Deaths of Family of 5 UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage US Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Obama Asks Central American Leaders for Help Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

     View Results