Alton | Friday, November 30 2012
Joanne Benvenuto, 73, passed away at 3:30am on Friday, November 30, 2012, at her residence with her loving family by her side and under the care of BJC Hospice. She was born on March 15, 1939, in Eldred, Illinois the daughter of the late Floyd Newton and Fannie Louise (Hutton) Lemons. She married Charles "Benny" Benvenuto on May 27, 1972, in Hartford, Illinois and he survives. Other survivors include two daughters and a son in law: Tammy and Sam King of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Tomi Dickey of Swansea, Illinois, two sons and a daughter: Tim Eubanks of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Todd and Shelia Benvenuto of Alton, Illinois, one step - daughter and her husband: Kathy and Pete Deltoro of Citra, Florida, two step - sons: Vince Benvenuto of Ocala, Florida, Marc Benvenuto and his wife: Mauri of Ocala, Florida, ten grandchildren, and three great - grandchildren.
She was formerly at Olin Corp. in sales. She attended the First Christian Church in Wood River.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother: Larry Narup.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. In celebration of her life, memorial visitation will be from 4pm until time of memorial services at 6:30pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Walter McCaslin will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice of Alton, One Professional Drive, Suite 180, Alton, Illinois 62002.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.
Pitchford Funeral Home