New Bedford: - Esther M. Jensen, 92, of New Bedford, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Jensen was born May 29, 1910 in Normandy, the daughter of Leonard and Iva (Moodie) Schrader. She married Roger Jensen on Sept. 20, 1956, in Princeton. He died Aug. 4, 1989. She was a member of New Bedford Christian Church and a 50-year member of Royal Neighbors of America.

Survivors include three sons, Dale (Donna) Sugars of Sterling, Larry (Maxine) Sugars of New Bedford and Eugene (Shirley) Sugars of Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Betty Jane Robinson of Sierra Madre, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and a great grandson.

The funeral is at 10 a.m. Monday at New Bedford Christian Church, with the Rev. David Beebe officiating. Burial is at Greenville-Fairfield Union Cemetery, New Bedford. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Manlius.

Memorials have been established to Manlius Rescue Unit and New Bedford Christian Church.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, September 6, 2002 - Friday, pg A5, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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