Neva Madge Jenlink Jay © Enid News and Eagle 11-30-2010 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
ENID — Neva Madge Jay, 95, of Madill, Okla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at a hospital in Madill. She was born May 24, 1915, on a farm near Cherokee to the late Frank Edward Jenlink and Jessie Dot Laut Jenlink.
Madge lived in or near Cherokee all her life, where she received her high school education. She attended Northwestern State University in Alva and later studied music with Professor Rein Dyksterhuis at Phillips University. Madge was a concert violinist.
On Oct. 30, 1934, she married Roy Hobson Jay at Alva Methodist Church. They lived on the family farm southeast of Cherokee until 1974, when they moved to Cherokee. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1988.
Madge was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years, and United Methodist Women, Jolly Neighbors Club, Mothers Club of Cherokee and Eastern Star.
Surviving are sons, Donald Jay and wife Kaye, Madill, Okla., and Gary Jay and wife Sharon, Shawnee, Okla.; grandchildren, Shari Jay, Portland, Ore., Geoff Jay, Greenwood Village, Colo., Kirk Jay, Shawnee, Okla., and Karri Goss, Madill; great-grandchildren, Braden Goss, Britton Goss, Armand Medina, Nathaniel Jay and Ruby Jay; and nieces, A.J. Petrie, Cleone Buffington and Beverly Plante.
Madge was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother, Louis Jenlink.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Cherokee, 400 S. Grand Ave., Cherokee, OK 73728-2517.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in Cherokee Cemetery, Cherokee, Okla. Rev. Paul Calkin will officiate the service. Music arranged by Rev. Ed Jones. Service will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Okla.
Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.
(Submitted by family)
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