Neil M. Jenkins, 70


Neil M. Jenkins, 70, of Hillsboro, died on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 5:10 p.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs.

A Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Saturday, June 18, at the Canton Inn in Hillsboro. Cremation rites were accorded and a private burial will take place at Bost Hill Cemetery in Fillmore. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family.

Mr. Jenkins was born Dec. 13, 1951, in Hillsboro, to William K. and Donna M. (McLean) Jenkins. He married Vickie Bell on Nov. 4, 2019, in Hillsboro, and she survives.

He graduated from Hillsboro High School and earned his bachelor’s degree, majoring in history, from MacMurray College in Jacksonville. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in business at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Jenkins is survived by his children, Kyle (Brittany) Jenkins of Edwardsville and Bryan (wife Andrea) Jenkins of South Lyon, MI; stepchildren, Steve (Sonya) Bell of Fillmore, Stacy Bell of Carlinville and Suzy Bell of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Clark Jenkins, Blair Jenkins, Tanner Jenkins and Layla Jenkins; stepgrandchildren, Austin, Jake, Derick, Jace, Braiden, Brodie and Luke; and siblings, Lucy (husband William Trierweiler) Jenkins of Chicago and Julie Jenkins of Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Dave England.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hillsboro Sports Association or Imagine Hillsboro. Online condolences to the family may be left at