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Virginia Mayme (Wine) Jensen

Tuesday, January 7, 2003

BENKELMAN -- Virginia Mayme (Wine) Jensen, 95, died Saturday (Jan. 4, 2003) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.

She was born July 7, 1907, in Chase County, to David G. and Lottie (Keller) Wine.  She graduated from Imperial High School, and taught for several years in the Prairie Schooner, Enders, and Blue Ridge schools.

As a young woman, she lived in her family's home northeast of Enders. 

On September 17, 1939, she married Walter Jensen and in 1939, they moved to a farm five miles southeast of Benkelman.  She was a homemaker.

She was a life-long member of the Enders Church of the Brethren, and was very active in the United Methodist Church of Benkelman. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, David and Lottie Wine; husband, Walter Jensen; five sisters, Blanche Van Dyke, Lois Oltman, Leta Smith, Eunice Trowbridge, and Nadine Warnke; and three brothers, Glen, Lee, and Newell.

Survivors include three sons, Elwin Jensen and wife, Virginia of Graford, Texas, Jerry Jensen and wife, Ada of Green Forest, Alaska, and Gayle Jensen of Benkelman; sister, Vesta Wine of Lakewood, Colo.; three brothers, Gerald Wine of Enders, Marlin Wine of Wauneta, and Ronald Wine of Lakewood, Colo.; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services were today, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating.  Interment followed services at the Benkelman Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.