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Shirley Lea Jensen

Shirley L. Jensen, age 75 of Linn, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.

Shirley was born on April 10, 1940, in Kankakee, Illinois, a daughter to the late Cyril and Margaret (Miller) Fritchley.

Shirley attended school in Kankakee.

On June 12, 1971, she was united in marriage to Thomas "Tommy" Jensen in Elko, Nevada. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2015.

Shirley was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafts, antiquing, and spending time with her family.

Shirley is survived by: eight children, Tracy Howell and her husband Tom, Jimmie Gaddis and her husband Rodney, Bryan Wiggins and his wife Patty all of Linn, Berry Wiggins and his wife Jeanette of Jefferson City, Eric Jensen, Brandi Bridges, John Jensen all of Linn, and April Orme and her husband Gary of Lakeland, FL; one brother, Tommy Fritchley and his wife Gladys of Linn; two sisters, Linda Thorton of Santa Rosa, CA and Kathryn Korner of Belmont, CA; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her spouse of 43 years, Shirley was preceded in death by: a daughter, Tammy Gillespie; one grandson, Aaron Kixmiller; and two sisters, Joyce Brown and Betty Easterling.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Morton Chapel in Linn with Rev. Leo Roberson officiating. Interment will follow in the Useful Cemetery near Linn.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Useful Cemetery.

Internment will follow in the Useful Cemetery


Wednesday, June 24, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 25, 2015
11:00 AM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Internment will follow in the Useful Cemetery

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We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Please accept our most sincere condolences in your time of grieving. God Bless

Chris & Becky Layton Jun 25 2015 12:00 AM

Rest Peacefully! God will do all the rest! Love April, Gary and Bronson

April and Gary aorme , Bronson Knotts Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

To Shirley's family: you have my deepest sympathy at this time. Your mother was the best friend to my mom anyone could ask for. She was a wonderful person and we'll miss her deeply! Patsy

Patsy Helmig Jun 24 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this ... May she Rest In Peace.. love and hugs to all Judy Jensen, Dave, Rose, Josh, Sam and Travis Jensen and Jonathan and Quinn Jensen

Judy Jensen Jun 23 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rhonda Phillips Jun 23 2015 12:00 AM

Tommy, so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. hope you and Gladys are well. up here living closer to my daughter, Briana.

martha doney Jun 23 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Prayers out to family during this time and days ahead.

Jeri Ann Rackers Jun 23 2015 12:00 AM