Jean L. Benson, age
74, of Portage, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
She was born in
Salamanca, New York, on May 31, 1944, to the late George and Ruth (nee
Jean was a
Residential Director at Arc Bridges from 1979 until she retired in 2007.
Previously, starting in 1972, she worked for Shepardís in Wisconsin and
Forget Me Not of Memphis, Tennessee. She was a member of Inland Manor
Baptist Church in Hobart.
Jean is survived by
her brother, Thomas (Cindy) Benson of Unionville, IN; sister, Roberta (Tim)
Redd of Lore City, OH; sister-in-law, Kay Benson of Memphis, TN; and several
loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her siblings, Richard, Victor and Irene Benson.
contributions, in Jeanís honor, may be made to The Special Olympics of Lake
County, PO Box 232, Lowell, IN 46356, or Inland Manor Baptist Church, 630 N.
County Line Rd. Hobart, IN 46342.
A memorial service
for Jean will take place Sunday, October 21, 2018, with Rev. Ryon Adcock
officiating at 12:00 p.m. at Inland Manor Baptist Church, 630 N. County Line
Rd. Hobart, IN 46342.
been entrusted to Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel. 219-762-3013.
may be shared with the family at