DAVENPORT — Mary Ellen June Jensen, 85, of Davenport, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Services to celebrate her life will be 11 a.m., Thursday, March 23, at Cedar Memorial Christian Church, 306 Cedar St., Davenport. The family will greet friends 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge in Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Memorial Christian Church.
Mary Ellen was born June 21, 1931, in Muscatine, to Charles and Lucille (Lawson) Rhodes. She graduated from Davenport High School. On July 3, 1951, Mary Ellen was united in marriage to George Glenn Jensen in Davenport. He preceded her in death May 3, 2004.
Mary Ellen was the secretary and bookkeeper for Jensen Machine & Welding that she and her husband started in 1969, and operated more than 35 years. She also was employed with Royal Neighbors as a secretary, retiring in 1992. She was a faithful member of Cedar Memorial Christian Church and was involved with many of its organizations and youth group. She was also a member of the Blacksmith & Welder’s Association Auxiliary and was a leader with the Girl and Boy Scout troops. She enjoyed flower gardening, writing poems and doing ceramics, but especially time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters: Karen Jensen of Davenport and Patricia (William) Swanson of South Lyon, Michigan; sons: Kris (Karen) Jensen of Lawrenceville, Georgia and Karl (Linda) Jensen of Davenport; grandchildren, Debra, Glenn, Mark and Andrew Jensen, Melissa Barry and Mitchell, Charles and Rachael Swanson; and granddog, Kooper Jensen; great-grandchildren: Lee and Jack Jensen and Charlotte and Claire Barry; and a sister, Sylvia (Martin “Bud”) Rollston of Blue Grass.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Online condolences may be expressed to Jensen family at Mary Ellen’s obituary at www.weertsfh.com.