Mary Jensen-Jamsa Obituary

Mary Jensen-Jamsa
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  • Hagia Sophia Classical Academy
    10107 Guilford Ave.
    Indianapolis, IN 46280

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“Peggy and Arnie were always special to me. They live in my heart book of memories. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Choate Fox - Eagar, AZ

“Mary Hannah (and Arnie) left an indelible impression on me, from my first days in Indianapolis to the present day. Coming from a small WASPy town to...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Luke Beecham - Indianapolis, IN

“Auntie Peg was the person I remember talking to me about Jesus when I was a little girl. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Kathleen Ekle Kirby - Hamilton, IL

“Megan and I remember our time with Mary with gratitude and wish we could have enjoyed more happy occasions. Know that we hold Mary and her family in...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: David Certo - Indianapolis, IN

“What a wonderful, refined and kind person; her eyes a well of twinkling light and laughter. I will remember with delight watching Superbowl games...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Ruth Stark - friend

“Mary used to sing with us in the St. John's Catholic Church Choir. I will always remember her cheerful disposition and great sense of humor. Her...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kathh Tierney - Indianapolis, IN

“Mary Hannah - always greeted me with a smile, a warm hug, and a humble sense of how glad she was to see me. She was a warrier for good in this life,...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Randy Evans - Indianapolis, IN

“I only had the blessing of meeting Mary a few times. However, she seemed kind and gentle. May God give her rest and may her memory be eternal. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Fr Thomas Frisby - MERRILLVILLE, IN

Mary & Ken love watching the humming birds. Here they pose for our latest brochure. “Dear Ken, Janeen and David, All of us at the PHJC Ministry Center and especially the Maria Center staff and residents extend our heartfelt love...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sr. Shirley Bell, PHJC - IN

“Dear Jensen-Jamsa Family, There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Brian and Bruce Buchanan - IN


Mary L. Jensen-Jamsa was born on January 22, 1929 to Verner and Edith Norvell Thomas in Grand Junction, CO the third of four children (Jack, Dorothy, and Richard) and spent her childhood growing up in the cattle ranching communities of Yampa and Craig CO. Affectionately known as Peggy, she met her husband Arnold L. Jensen in Craig after the war and they were married in 1947. Within a few short years, she moved with her husband and newborn son from her beloved Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Iowa where they raised five children. She worked as a telephone operator for years and later as a hospital admitting clerk. She and her husband retired in 1987 to Indianapolis, IN where two of her five children resided. Leaving retirement, she then worked for many years for the Indianapolis Public Library. Her life of faith and love for God was spent in loving service to her family, her church, and her many friends.

Mary was preceded in death by all of her siblings, a granddaughter Mercy in 1987, her husband Arnold in 2003 and one son, Mark D. Jensen in 2010.

Over the years in Indianapolis, she was a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Orthodox Church, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and at the time of her death, Saints Constantine and Elena Orthodox Church. In the last two years of her life she found love again and married Kenneth E. Jamsa and moved to Plymouth, IN where she resided for one year before she began her battle with cancer.

She reposed peacefully December 28, 2012 in the home of her daughter in Indianapolis surrounded by love and prayer.

She is survived by her husband Kenneth, her sons Kenneth G. (Kathy L.) Jensen of Indianapolis, Tom A. (Patricia K.) Jensen of Gold River, CA, and Craig A. Jensen, Cleghorn IA, a daughter Janene E. (Rev. Fr. David T.) Wey of Indianapolis, IN, and a daughter-in-law Margie C. Jensen of Waynesboro, VA, seventeen grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Kersey, Jolene (Matthew) Knee, Mary (Matthew) Ozment, Priscilla (Brian) Jackson, David and Alex Jensen, Artemis and Alathea Jensen, Abigail, Jonathan (Elesha) and Jesse Wey, Alesa (Nathan) DeJager, Marianna, John (Rachae), James, and Joseph Jensen, ten greatgrandchildren, Sierra Rhodes, Madelyn and Brock Knee, Trey and Alec Ozment, Novak Jackson, Gideon Wey, Halene and Samuel DeJager, Quade Jensen, and numerous nephews and nieces. All will mourn her loss as well as three stepchildren, Diane (Peter) Alberts, Daniel (Kristen) Jamsa and Sonya (Mark) Boekenhauer with four step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Alberts, Amy, Nathan, and Patrick Jamsa, and Erich and Jared Boekenhauer.

Services will be held at Saints Constantine and Elena Orthodox Church with public visitation Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 5p to 730p followed by the Trisagion Prayers for the Departed at the church. Funeral services will be held at the church, Friday January 4, 2013 at 1pm. Burial is at Floral Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mary asked that donations be made to Hagia Sophia Classical Academy, 10107 Guilford Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46280. May her memory be eternal.

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Floral Park Cemetery

Indianapolis, IN