PLATTSBURGH €" Elizabeth "Jeane" Jenkins, 81, formerly of Nichols Avenue, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Clinton County Nursing Home in Plattsburgh after a long battle with cancer. She was under the care of Hospice and the very attentive staff of the Clinton County Nursing Home. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 8, 1926, daughter of the late William Robert and Katherine (Hill) Haley.

Jeane was an active volunteer for the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the Ladies of the Elks and the Republican Party. She also worked as the executive director of the Clinton County Mental Health Association and was the Clinton County historian for many years. In 1997, Jeane retired after 24 years as the executive director of the Clinton/Essex Division of the American Cancer Society. She was a member of St. John's Parish in Plattsburgh. In 1946, Jeane married Robert M. Jenkins, who predeceased her in 1964.

Jeane is survived by a daughter, Kathy Corrigan and her husband Joe of Poughkeepsie; and her sons, Robb Jenkins and his wife Gerry of Denver, Colo., John Jenkins and his wife Lori of Plattsburgh and James Jenkins of Plattsburgh. Also surviving are her grandsons, Peter Corrigan and his wife Lexi, Christopher Corrigan, Rob Jenkins and his fiancée Jesse, Joe Jenkins, Matthew Jenkins, Harry Jenkins; and her beloved cat, Lucky. She was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Corrigan. Two brothers, Jack Haley, Mike Haley and his wife Vicki; along with many nieces and nephews, also survive.

Jeane was predeceased by two sisters, Noreen Rivers and Patsy Haley.

Calling hours will be Friday, May 4, 2007, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at 1 p.m. from St. John's Church, 7 Margaret St., Plattsburgh. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Plattsburgh.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeane's memory may be made to Clinton County Nursing Home, 16 Flynn Ave., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, Hospice of the North Country, 43 Durkee St., Suite 200, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, American Cancer Society or St. John's Endowment Fund, 7 Margaret St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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