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Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home
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Norwalk, OH 44857
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Stephanie M. Jenkins

Stephanie M. Jenkins, 48, of Norwalk, OH, passed from this life to the next unexpectedly, at home, on December 18, 2023.

She was born on June 3, 1975, in Norwalk, to Dennis and Diane (Heston) Nead and graduated from Norwalk St. Paul Catholic High School in 1993.

Stephanie loved her children and cherished her grandchildren. Her family was her pride and joy. She looked forward to family get togethers, reunions, parties, and playing cards. She had worked for Big Lots before being a stay-at-home mom and caregiver for the family.

Stephanie is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Ernest Jenkins; son, Lukas; daughter Alexis; mother, Diane Beck; grandchildren, Carson and Camden; father, Dennis Nead; sisters, Dawn (Tom) Rusynyk, Tonya (Chris) Payne, Vickie (Ken) Ruppert, and Linda Glock (Jason Drummond); Uncle and Godfather, Dennis Heston.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Kenneth Jenkins; stepfather, Dale Beck; grandparents, Donald (Rita) Heston and Floyd (Margaret) Nead.

A visitation is planned for Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at Walker-Eastman-Heydinger Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, from 4-7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made by visiting