of Morrison Bluff, AR
August 4, 1925 - February 3, 2023
Josephine Tencleve of Scranton left this world on February 3, 2023 surrounded by her devoted and blessed family.She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George Tencleve; her parents, Caiten and Elizabeth Kern and all of her siblings, Katie Kern, Angeline Schmitz, Frances Kern, John Kern and Matt Kern.She is survived by her 12 children: Ron and wife, Charlotte of Subiaco, Jim and wife, Jan of Scranton, Ken and wife, Deb of Scranton, Phyllis Koerdt and husband, Jerry of Scranton, David and wife, Diane of Ozark, Alice Hughes of Scranton, Tim and wife, Sue of Scranton, Lois Duvall and husband, Jeff of Pottsville, Ellen Kirbo and husband, Jack of Ozark, Pam Siebenmorgen and husband, Dennis of Scranton and Bruce and Mike, both of Scranton.Her legacy also include her pride and joy, 29 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She loved her family and the life she and her husband built which included farming dairy cattle and crop farming. She followed their kids in sports as well as the grandchildren. She taught her children to work, play and most importantly, pray. Her motto was "work hard and pray harder", but she also loved to have fun. She loved music and to dance and found humor in many things. Visitation will be 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff. Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. following the visitation. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2023 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff with Fr. John Miranda officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Pallbearers will be Chris Siebenmorgen, Eric Siebenmorgen, Nicholas Tencleve, Stephen Tencleve, Jarett Duvall and Bryce Tencleve. All of her grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, St. Anne's Society of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, where she was a lifetime member and a member of the choir for 83 years.
I remember George and Josephine were always so fun to be around and always welcomed Joe, Dubby and I when were little kids just across the back pasture! You have a great family and legacy and I feel Bluff was a great place to grow up! Love toAll ! Patricia (Pat)
I am so very sorry for your loss! May God give each of you comfort during this time! It was always great to see your Mom and Dad together!! It was nice to see them out and about holding hands!! They truly loved each other! I see them in Heaven holding hands and watching with Pride the Legacy they left behind!!!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family during this sad time.
What a sweet and loving lady! May all your great memories carry you through this sad time and the days ahead. We are blessed to have known her. Prayers and love from the Kansas Tencleve’s .
To all the Tencleve family, so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a loved one, especially Mom. Thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss. She was a sweet Lady. My prayers are with you
Prayer and wishes for comfort and peace for the family
So sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻
So sorry for you loss! May she Rest In Peace.
So sorry for your family loss. Josephine was so much fun to be around. Love the things you mentioned in her obituary about work hard and pray harder. At celebration dances were where I saw her and George the most plus Dairy meetings. Such a BIG loss for the community.
Our prayers are with the Tencleve family.
I am so sorry to read of Josephine’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. She enjoyed life and was a great influence to everyone. I was so glad I got to see her last September and she knew me if only for a second. She will be missed by all.
Lois, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your precious mother.PJS
Bless you all with comfort and wonderful memories - what an amazing legacy…prayers and peace to you all.Vicki and Tommy Furstenberg
Bruce, Bryce and Phyllis, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my heart and in my prayers. Sending love and hugs...................
Tim, our sincere condolences on the passing of your precious mother. She gave back to God beautiful gifts of gracious and devoted children, grandchildren and a great grandchild. What a beautiful and exemplary life she lived. May Josephine Rest in Peace Sincerely,Jan & Pete
May God bless you with comfort and peace as you say goodbye for now to your beloved matriarch. ❤️🙏🏼✝️😇🌺
We are so sorry for your loss. Be comforted in the knowledge that Josephine is with the Lord and her loved ones who preceeded her. Our prayers and thoughts are with you
I have loved and admired Josephine Tencleve for many years! She was truly an amazing lady! I feel like I saw her and George at every game my son and their grandson, Ryan, played for Subiaco Academy! She and George were loyal Trojan fans and Coach Tim Tencleve fans forever and a day! As a Subiaco Academy employee myself for twenty years, I had the opportunity to hug Josephine every time I saw her on campus volunteering to help with various mail outs etc. I loved and respected her SO much for so many reasons! My heart goes out to all of who were SO blessed to be a part of her family for so many years!
So very sorry for your loss. She was truly an amazing woman! Praying for you all!
Phyllis—Our sincere sympathy to you and family in your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
My deepest sympathy for the family and friends,may she rest in peace 🕊️
Your mother was a very special lady. I have such sweet memories of her being so nice to this naive first year teacher. I know you’ll miss her greatly.
So sorry for your loss Ellen. Prayers of comfort to you and your family.
She was such a special, vivacious aunt. Always enjoyed my visits when I was able to return to Arkansas. You are all in my prayers.
Words cannot express the sadness we know you are feeling now. GOD picks his time and has his reason, heaven is sounding better today knowing a new Angel has been added to its choir. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She was a truly remarkable woman and she will be missed.
Lois, thinking about you and your family. Prayers for you all!
I am so sorry for your loss. What a legacy she left behind. Although I never met her, I know several of her family members. I know she must have been so proud of the wonderful people they became and their many accomplishments. It is obvious she was a great wife and mother. God bless each of you and give you comfort.
So sorry to hear of this . What a life. I hope the family finds comfort in their innumerable memories of her life. Our family is thinking of you all.
God bless all of Josephine's family.
What a lady she was!! I know each of you have so many great memories, share those with each other and laugh at all the good times. She leaves behind a very loving family. Prayers!
My heart is broken. Such a sweet and funny lady. Our prayers for the entire family...
Such a wonderful sweet lady , I am fortunate to have called her my aunt . My sincere condolences to each and every family member . Ashley
I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Josephine was a wonderful woman. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. Prayers for all of the family.
Know that thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength are being spoken by many of us.