Neva Eileen Grotz-Reinking, 94, of Pekin formerly of Quincy passed away at 12:16 A.M. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
Neva was born on November 8, 1921 in Lima to the late Benjamin H. and Leeta B. (Littleton)Jenkins. She married Virgil Grotz on May 31, 1947 in Quincy. Virgil passed away on February 28, 2011. She later married Herman “Fred” Reinking on December 6, 2014. He survives of Pekin.
In addition to her husband, Neva, is survived by one son, Jim (Jean) Emery of Manito, a special niece and nephew, Sharon Bailey of East Peoria, Ben Jenkins of Bethel, Mo., one step-son, Mark (Donna) Reinking of Pekin, one step-daughter, Laura Howard of Peoria, four grandchildren, Sherry (Terry) Barker and her husband of Highlandville, Mo., Jim Dean (Laura) Emery, Jr. of Pekin, Bill (Lori) Emery of Mackinaw, Richard (Jodi) Emery of Tremont, nine great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in by two sisters and three brothers.
Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Monday, May 16, 2016 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon with Walt Wilcoxson officiating. Entombment, at a later date, will be in the Quincy Memorial Park Mausoleum in Quincy. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been suggested to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Donor’s Choice.