Born 5-21-1909 -- Died 3-23-2008
Rev. Jesse Henry Dunkin was born May 21, 1909, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of the late Elias Dunkin and Mary Elizabeth Procter Dunkin. He died March 23, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 98.
He was united in marriage Nov. 3, 1929, at Myrtle, Mo. to Flo Cockman who preceded him in death.
Jesse was a Free Will Baptist minister. He and his wife, Flo, enjoyed singing gospel music and devoted their life caring for and helping people who needed their love and assistance.
He is survived by; one daughter, Eva Burgess and husband, Eldon of Overland Park, Kan.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Flo Dunkin; one brother, Herschel Dunkin; and three sisters, Grace Hooprich, Edna Wetzel, and Margie Underwood.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 26 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Bill Bales and Larry Cockman officiating. Burial followed in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in West Plains, Mo., with arrangements being made under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.