Jinx R. Amdor, 82, of Corning entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning. Father Emmanuel Bassey, Celebrant and Father Dan Siepker and Father Lazerus Kirigia as Concelebrants. Burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Corning. Open visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the Rosary prayed at 4:30 p.m. and the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Memories and condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
On December 31st, 1939, Jinx R. (Allen/Wilkinson) Amdor was born in Vona, Colorado to Mildred and Raymond Allen. She was the baby of a family with five older siblings. Jinx finally won the battle against cancer on March, 31st, 2022. Jinx had been a warrior her entire life but yet remained humble and was never one to be bitter or complain. After the passing of her mother, she and her sister Bev were adopted by Hattie and Virgil Wilkinson.
When Jinx was 15, waiting tables with her sister Bev in Denver; she met the first love of her life, Donnie Blum. They were later united in marriage in 1956. Born to this union was Charlotte Ann. Jinx often talked about going dancing, roller skating, and working on antiques. With this union, she gained, “Mom”; Clara “Bobbie”, John ,and Butchy as family. Even after the loss of Donnie, she still cared for Bobbie and Butchy as if they were her own. Jinx never shied from a hard day's work, and often held multiple jobs to support her and Charlie. She took much pride in this. She was well known for her sewing ability and was able to make Charlotte’s outfits by hand.
While waitressing in Brush, Colorado she met another man that would be the second love of her life, Edward R. Amdor. She and her daughter later would move to Massena, Iowa. When she and Edward were married in 1973, she gained a bonus family of Carol, Kathy, Ben, and Laurie. Jinx worked side by side with Edward at the Massena Livestock Auction and in 1977, they moved to Bedford, Iowa, residing south of town on a lovely farm. Here they raised cattle and Thoroughbred Race Horses. As the amazing team they were, for many years ran the Grant City Sale Barn. If Jinx wasn’t working on the farm or at the sale barn, she could be found working in her flower beds. Anyone who knew Jinx, knew about her magnificent green thumb. Jinx and Edward were also avid golfers. Their children wanted to recall behind Ed’s ventures and successes, was Jinx. It was because of teamwork their life flourished.
Jinx and Edward became snowbirds. They found warmth in the winter in the Sun City West communities around Phoenix, Arizona. While in Arizona, they golfed, enjoyed dinner parties with friends, and fresh oranges out of the backyard. While Ed napped, Jinx enjoyed her painting classes, stained glass projects, and working for Habitat for Humanity.
In 1993, Edward and Jinx moved to Corning, Iowa to his parent's house. They spent a year working on it before they moved in. Jinx took pride in the well-maintained woodwork and the perfect seams in the wallpaper. With her marriage to Edward, Jinx became a devout Catholic. She was very active in the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Corning, and her service to the church included taking care of the flower beds, baking for bake sales and helping with funeral dinners. After the loss of Edward, Jinx stayed busy with her activities, enjoying her grandkids and great-grandkids.
In the early morning hours of March 31st, Jinx took her last breath and victoriously started her journey to Heaven. Waiting for her on the other side were her siblings, their spouses, along with other family members and friends. Those waiting to greet her were the loves of her life, Donnie & Edward; along with many loved ones.
Left to cherish her memory are sisters-in-law and dear friends: Gena Allen of Chamberlain, SD and Beth Mueller of Omaha, Nebraska. Children: Charlotte (Dave) Brahms of Cumberland, Iowa. Carol (Doug) Hardisty of Corning, Iowa. Kathy Elliott of Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Ben (Della) Amdor of Osceola, Iowa. Laurie Amdor-Redding of Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Grandchildren: Shannon(Amanda) McLeod, Dustin(Misty) McLeod, Ryan Mcleod, Austin Broach, Luke(Kate) Amdor, Matthew(Crystal) Amdor, Melinda (Colin) Brahms Cambage, Janessa (Andrew) Brahms, Rachel (Jordan) Hardisty, Vickie (Wade) Beckwith and Sarah Beth (Chad) Long. GG (Greats): Shakota, Warren, Cadence, Kylon, Richlee, Eliana, Veda, Sullivan, Piper, Issac, Elizabeth, Gibson, Christopher, Jasmine, Julian, Coady, Declan, Andrew, Malea, Pippa, Kolyn, Hayden, Quincy and Hallie.
With her lovely beautifully blended family, Jinx wished to include her “Son” Father Lazarus Kirigia and sister of the heart and neighbor of 32 years Carolyn Engel.