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Jeanne Martin

8/29/1933 - 6/28/2018

PEORIA ~ Marion Jeanne Benson Martin, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018 at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. 

Born August 29, 1933 in Paris, Tennessee to Hughie B. and Jamie E. (Needham) Benson, she married Melvin E. Martin on August 19, 1956 in Chillicothe.  He died April 2, 1999 in Chillicothe.  She also was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Janice (Calvin) Martin Camp of Clayton, North Carolina; one sister, Peggy (Paul) Thommes of Florida; and two grandchildren, Laura Boatman of Cary, North Carolina and Jack Camp of Clayton, North Carolina. 

Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe, where she was a part of the Bible study group at church. 

She had worked for Associated and Oral Surgeons in Peoria as a dental assistant for 40 years, retired on June 30, 1988.  She belonged to the Dental Assistants Association. 

Jeanne was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was a master gardener, landscaping her own yard as well as her daughter’s yard and they looked beautiful.  

Her funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe.  Pastor Ron Martz will officiate.  Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.  Burial will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery in Chillicothe. 

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. 

Memorial contributions may be given to the Operation Underground Railroad at 755 Main St. #194 Cedar City, UT 84720.