Jean Ellen Bender, 63 of Dover, Arkansas, passed away Monday, May 10, 2021 at Mitchell's Nursing Home in Danville, Arkansas. She was born July 7, 1957 in Hackensack, New Jersey to William Henry Bender and Margaret Florence Bender. She is preceded in death by both parents, her sister Florence Patunas, son William Brady, and daughter Denise Brady.
Jean Ellen was an avid gardner, she enjoyed being outside, and loved being with her family and friends . She especially enjoyed having sleep overs with her sisters when they would come to visit and loved to spoil her grandkids. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by six children, Daniel Brady (Jessica), Alison Brady, Kevin Brady, Kyle Brady, Shane Tomczak (Julianne), and Hannah Tomczak; eight grandchildren, Maddie Wilbanks, Brady Wilbanks, Christyna Brady, William Brady, Jaxon Treece, Calleigh Brady, Zoey Brady, and Alexis Brady; four siblings, Jim Bender (Carla), Kathryn Green (Micheal), William Bender (Cissy), and Sandy Hartman (Ray); and her cats, Buddy Bender and Hazey B.
Visitation will be held at Russellville Family Funeral Saturday, May 22, 2021 10 AM until 11:00 AM. There will be a Graveside Memorial service held at McFadden Cemetery at 11:30 AM following visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral.
Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .