Janet M. Bense, 80,Columbia, died on April 23, 2019 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville. She was born August 28, 1938, in Bismarck, Nd, the daughter of the late Robert and Hazel (nee Clark) Phillips. She was married to the late Wilbert A. Bense. They were married on January 26, 1997 in Columbia. He passed away February 5, 2014.
Janet was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbia.
Surviving are her children, Terrie (Ron) Hamlin, Tamra (Kevin) Maly, Todd Bark, Eugene Bense, Dennis (Vickie) Bense, Raymond (Barbara) Bense; grandchildren, Christopher (Mary) Bense, Elizabeth (Geoff) Olish, Kelly McGraw, Jason Bense, Christina Poole, Dennis Bense, Eric Bense, Nicole (Jason) Richter, Danielle Hines, Neal Vogt, Kendra Bark, and Lindsay Bark; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Ali, Abi, Austin, Logan, Claire, John, Maria and Lucia; brothers, Robert Phillips, and Laurence Phillips, along with other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. April 26 at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, and 10-10:45 a.m. April 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbia. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. April 27 at the church, Pastor Stephen Krenz officiating.
Interment will follow at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Columbia.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: St. Paul Lutheran Church – Building Fund, 227 Goodhaven, Columbia.