Darlene Jensen, 89, peacefully passed away Sunday September 11, 2022 at the Piatt County Nursing Home in Monticello. A private family burial was held in Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City. Memorial Contributions can be made to Gibson Area Hospital or to The Piatt County Nursing Home.
Darlene was born March 26, 1933 in Gibson City. A daughter of Francis and Juanita Kraft Bryant. She was married to Tom Tucker she then married James S. Jensen in March of 1976. He passed away April 24, 2019 after forty-three years of marriage.
She is survived by three children, Randy (Kathy) Keith of Monticello, Julie (Charlie) Turner of Gibson City and Tina Leffler of Fairbury. Six grandchildren Katie (Cody) Garrett, Matthew (Melisa) Heideman, Kristy (Joe) Byrd, Joe (Nichole) Keith, Kathy (Chris) Elston and Brody (Aleta) Keith. Sixteen great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson Doug.
Darlene was a registered nurse and was the assistant director of nursing at Gibson Area Hospital. She was a huge Illini fan and NASCAR fan.