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Phyllis I. Benson

September 4, 1936 January 31, 2018
Phyllis I. Benson
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Obituary for Phyllis I. Benson

Phyllis I. Benson (nee Henry), age 81, a former longtime resident of Naperville, IL, was freed from the bonds of dementia on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Although born in Joliet, IL, she grew up on Wil-O-Way Farm on Aurora Avenue in Naperville, her father raising one of the top Guernsey cattle herds in the country. She attended the two-room Granger School until the eighth grade and graduated from Naperville High School in 1954. She is survived by her husband, Art, of 53 years; daughters, Judy (Jim) Rossom of Coldwater, MI; Sandy Benson of Plainfield; and sisters Marilyn (Wayne) Edwards of Pardeeville, WI, and Joyce Henry of Plainfield. She is also survived by grandchildren Nicole and Kyle Rossom and special friend Sandy 2. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Crystal (nee Wigmore) Henry.

Phyllis worked for the Kroehler Furniture Co., Naperville, Naperville School District 203, and Naper Settlement as a bookkeeper and secretary. She volunteered countless hours at Naper Settlement as both a “weed lady” and as ticket co-chair for the Naperville Heritage Society’s annual Antique Show at North Central College. She was a longtime leader of the Naperville Go-Getters 4-H Club and served on the DuPage County Fair Board. She also volunteered at the Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery, the Chapel on the Green in Yorkville, and with Plano’s Past in Plano.

Phyllis was as proud as anyone could be to call Naperville her home.

Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:00-4:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S Mill St., Naperville.

Interment: Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wild Instincts, a wildlife rehabilitation center at 4621 Apperson Dr., Rhinelander, WI 54501, (715) 362-9453,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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Memorial Visitation




1:00 PM 2/3/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 2/3/2018 4:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

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Wild Instincts

4621 Apperson Dr.
Rhinelander, WI 54501

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