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Goodbye Mom

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My Mother's Obituary
Jimmie Jenkins Duff Jimmie Duff , 101 years old, died of natural causes April 16, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM. Born Nov 9, 1909 in Petrolia, Tx. to Maggie Mae and Jacob Spencer Jenkins and raised by her grandmother Amanda Duval and uncle Earl Duval. She married Willis P. Duff in Sherman Tx. in 1932. Their home was in Bonham from 1945 through 1995. Memorial services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Bonham Saturday, May 21st at 11 AM. Jimmie Duff, beloved mother, grand and great grandmother was in many ways a pioneer. She was driving at 9. At Austin College in Sherman she was on the basketball team, long before women’s basketball was common. She was a member of the first women’s organization of any kind at AC, Kappa Gamma Chi. She was an early entrepreneur; she and Willis bought and ran a restaurant, The Gem CafĂ© in Bonham, right after WW II. As a social worker during the ‘60s for the State of Texas, she was an early reformer of private nursing ho…