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4/1/2021 10:02:00 AM
Venita A. Jensen
May 27, 1935 - March 30, 2021
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Venita A. Jensen, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 8:08 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill.

She was born on May 27, 1935 in Danville, Ill. the daughter of Durbin and Wilma (McNeese) Ransom. She married Robert Dean Jensen on July 18, 1954 in Danville, Ill. and he preceded her in death on June 8, 2014.

She was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church. Venita loved her flowers and being outside gardening. She had a very outgoing and big personality with many friends. Venita had a sassy sense of humor that kept everyone on their toes and laughing. She was strong in her faith and when she could no longer attend church, she enjoyed her Christian TV programs. Above all, she was a wonderful mom who loved and lived for her three children.   

She is survived by her daughters: Brenda (Jeff) Bartnicki of Chicago, Ill.; Sheila Jensen of Taylorville, Ill.; son: Greg (Diane) Jensen of Punta Gorda, Fla.; grandchildren: Justin and Jarrett Bartnicki, Savanna (Kyle) Las; great-grandchildren: Colby and Camdon Las; brother: Jerry Ransom of Danville, Ill.; nephews: Gary (Mary) McNeely, Mike (Karen) McNeely, Paul Michael Bright and Brian Ransom.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Peggy Bright, brother and sister-in-law: Dale and Juanita McNeely, sister-in-law: Marcia Ransom and nephew Richard Ransom.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Inurnment will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at

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