Mary Lou Jensen, 83, Woodstock, died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at her home in Woodstock.
She was born June 6, 1930, in Richmond Township to Howard and Vera Frances (Bumsted) Vogel.
On Sept. 10, 1949, she married Vernon Jensen at Greenwood Methodist Church.
She was born and raised on a farm in Richmond Township and as a child she was active in 4H. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1947.
After marriage, she moved to the Woodstock area and joined the First United Methodist Church, where she and her husband were members for more than 60 years.
She was active in the women’s group at the church and taught Sunday school. She worked with her husband at Jensen Plumbing and started the bath shop section at the store. She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors and the Eastern Star. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her husband; a son Allan (Kathy) Jensen, Woodstock; two grandchildren Meghan and Matthew Jensen; a sister Nancy Vogel, Loves Park; a brother Gerald (Jean) Vogel, Elkhorn, Wis.; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Vogel, Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Craig; two daughters, Susan and Cara; and a brother, Evan Vogel.
Visitation was Oct. 21 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. Visitation continued Oct. 22 at First United Methodist Church, followed by the funeral. The Rev. Kurt Gamlin officiated. Burial was at McHenry County Memorial Park, McHenry.
Memorials can be sent to Journey Care Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road Barrington, IL 60010, First United Methodist Church, 201 W. South St., Woodstock, IL 60098, or the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District, 435 E. Judd St., Woodstock, IL 60098.