Betty Jensen, 91, longtime resident of Atlantic, passed away on Friday morning, October 12, 2012 at Heritage House in Atlantic, Iowa.
Betty Joyce was the youngest child born to John R and Dula (Lanphere) Joyce on March 23, 1921 in Atlantic, Iowa. She attended Pymosa’s country school until the 8th grade, and then attended Atlantic High School—graduating in 1941.
Betty met Rodney Wilton Jensen and they were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church here on January 19, 1943. Rodney and Betty were blessed with fifty years of marriage. Following WWII Rodney and Betty became operators and later owners of Robinson TruValue Hardware Inc.
She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor, and practical jokes. She enjoyed sewing and golf. She was an experienced tailor and seamstress. She took up golf in 1963 and was very involved in the establishment of the “Nishna Hills Ladies Association” and served as president and member of the board for a number of years.
Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school there for 25 years. She was a long time 4-H member and leader, and she was responsible for establishing an Atlantic town club “Atlantic Atoms.”
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Ann Jensen (Dick Scybert) of Atlantic; her son, Jack R. Jensen (Jo Beth) of Atlantic; six grandchildren: Ann Brownsberger (Scott), Jon McEntaffer (Jennifer), Lindsey Printopoulos (Stavros), Andrew Jensen, Jacquelyn Jensen, and Samantha Scybert; eight great-grandchildren: Alison, Leah, and Ian Brownsberger, James, Jocelyn, Jayna, and Jaxon McEntaffer, and Reese Printopoulos; and sisters-in-law Millie Jensen and Darlene Gardner.
She was preceded in death by, Rodney, her husband of fifty years; sisters Mildred Smith and Lucille Turner; brothers Claude, Harold, and Joseph Joyce; brothers-in-law Kenneth and Dale Jensen and sister in law Elaine Rovane; as well as her parents.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30am Monday, October 15th at First United Methodist Church in Atlantic. The committal service will follow at the Atlantic Cemetery. Pastor Lynette Plambeck will officiate. Family will meet friends 5-7pm Sunday, October 14th at Roland’s Funeral Home. Open visitation will be held Saturday 9am-12pm, and Sunday 12-5pm.
Roland Funeral Service of Atlantic, Iowa is caring for Betty’s family and the arrangements. Condolences may be left in her guest-book at www.rolandfuneralservice.com
BETTY JANICE JOYCE JENSEN
Betty Jensen, 91, longtime resident of Atlantic, passed away on Friday morning, October 12, 2012 at
Betty Janice (Joyce) Jensen
Born on March 23, 1921
In Atlantic, Iowa
ENTERED INTO REST
October 12, 2012
In Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of
91 years, 6 months and 19 days
10:30 in the Morning
Monday, October 15, 2012
First United Methodist Church ~ Atlantic, IA
Pastor Lynette Plambeck
"Hymn of Promise"
"Let There Be Peace On Earth"
by the Congregation
Andrew Jensen Dwight Schoening Stavros Printopoulos
Scott Brownsberger Jon McEntaffer John Otto
Linda Knop Jody Lorence Carole Schuler
Atlantic Cemetery in Atlantic, Iowa
Betty's family invites friends to join them for lunch in the
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
following the interment.
Roland Funeral Service Atlantic, Iowa
Betty's family has expressed their interested in memorials being designated for First United Methodist Church in Atlantic and the Atlantic Nishna Hills Golf Course Ladies' Association.