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Elaine Jensen

d. November 16, 2016

Elaine B. Jensen, age 99, of Springfield, formerly of Athens, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield.

She is survived by her daughter, Carole (husband Hershel) Fitzpatrick; a son, Charles Jan (wife Sharon) Jensen; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Elaine married Charles Jensen on September 15, 1938.  He preceded her in death in 1995.

She was born on March 23, 1917 in Peoria, Illinois the daughter of Frank and Esther Boylan.

Elaine was a homemaker all of her life.

She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and Chatsew Club.

Elaine enjoyed reading, sewing, painting and her grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Athens United Methodist Church.

Burial of cremains will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Rev. Tom Novey and Rev. Paulette Cott will be officiating.


  1. Sorry to hear about Aunt Elaine. We will miss her bright smile and always happy demeanor.

    One of my favorite Aunts, I’ll always remember when I was about 8 or 9 I got to have lunch with her family. I was always a picky eater and was more than a bit nervous about what I would do if the food “didn’t suit”. Aunt Elaine put me at instant and complete ease when she said, “If you don’t like it, you don’t have to put it on your plate.” I’m fairly certain that was the first time I had ever heard that offer. Elaine was my “best pal” from then on.

    She was always a gracious host and she and “Chap” raised two wonderful children.

    She will be missed. Godspeed Aunt Elaine.

    Bob and Nancy

  2. We are very sad to hear of Elaine’s death. We remember the last time we saw her at Lewis Memorial. She was always such a pleasure to visit. Please know that we are thinking of you. Sincerely, Mary and Larry Hughes

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