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Jean Ellen Bender

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 .

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Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in your memories, and strength in each other.

In lieu of a plant or tree. I have made a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of Jean Ellen Bender

Renee Falls May 18 2021 12:00 AM

Jean Ellen was my very best friend during many of our teen years and early twenties. We went through so much together and I have so many wonderful memories of her. She will always hold a very special place in my heart. Her children and family were always very precious to her. You are all very much in our prayers.

Patti (Duda) Davidson and family May 15 2021 12:00 AM

She touched life's with the giggle the hugs . All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Renee Stone May 14 2021 12:00 AM