Nan Brown Jenkins

India "Nan" Brown Jenkins, 88, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, November 6, 2020 at Helmwood Healthcare Center. She was a native of Hardin County, a 1950 graduate of Elizabethtown High School and a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Her many acts of kindness and sweet gentle spirit will long be remembered by those who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Kean Jenkins; parents, John McMillen and Julia (Douglas) Brown; brother, Bill Brown; sister, Suzanne Brown Blazer; and grandson, Adam Ricketts; uncle, Taylor Watkins Douglas and beloved guardians, Onita "Dodie" and Glenn Shelley. She is survived by three children, Leslie Jenkins (Johnny) Ricketts, Laurie Jenkins (Mike) Sallee and Doug (Barbara) Jenkins all of Elizabethtown; brother, Frank (Martha) Brown of Glendale; four grandchildren, Ashleigh (Casey) Carraro of Virginia Beach, VA, Austin Ricketts of Elizabethtown, April (Jarad) Pearman of Hodgenville, and Jenna (Caleb) Mitchell of Elizabethtown; and three great grandchildren, Cayman Carraro, Hunter Ricketts, and Marshall Ricketts. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown City Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of Contributions to Hosparus or Parkinson's Foundation. Condolences may be expressed online at


Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Wednesday, November 11, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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