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Jane C. Benjamin

February 28, 1927 February 22, 2011
Jane C. Benjamin
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PEORIA-Jane C. Benjamin, 83, of Peoria, passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at her residence. She was born on February 28, 1927, in Macomb, IL to Augustus F. and Iva Randolph Cover. She married Kenneth E. Benjamin on June 1, 1947, in Toulon. He passed away in January 1997, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by one son, James C. Benjamin and one sister, Patricia Duros. Jane is survived by one daughter, Ann Benjamin of Gilbert, SC; daughter-in-law, Cathy Benjamin of Brookfield, WI; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a University of Illinois graduate, having majored in chemistry. Following college she worked at the Northern Regional Research Laboratory. Jane was a member of First Federated Church, serving in many leadership positions, including, vice moderator, chairman of pastoral search committee, finance committee and deaconess. She was also on the board of Peoria Forest Park Foundation. She was very active for more than 50 years in Service League of Methodist Medical Center, serving as president, shop chairman and bookkeeper in the gift shop. Most recently she was the chairman of the Service League flower shop. She helped establish Wildlife Prairie Park Shops, and served as president and treasurer for several years. She also served as Wildlife Prairie Park business manager from 1986-1991. A private family memorial service and internment is planned for April 16 2011 at First Federated Church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Medical Center Foundation for the Hospice Endowment Fund, Methodist Medical Center Service League or U of I College of Medicine for cancer research. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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