Dorothy Jenkins, 78, of Van Buren died Friday, July 7, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born July 25, 1938, in Warren. She was a retired employee of Whirlpool, a Baptist and the widow of Jack L. Jenkins.

She is survived by two daughters, Stephany Brammer of Branson, Mo., and Terri Johnston of Fayetteville; a son, Jack Jenkins Jr. of Van Buren; two brothers, J.W. and Larry Howsen, both of Warren; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral was July 11 at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Caleb Jenkins, Dennis Brammer, Mike Johnston, Collmar Lightfoot, Bill Turner and Michael Robertson.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.