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Nancy Benson

February 14, 2019

Nancy Benson, 76, of Bourbonnais, passed away Sunday (Feb. 10, 2019) at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

She was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Kankakee, the daughter of Myrna and George Kavaney. They preceded her in death, along with one daughter, Linda Johnson; and one sister, Linda Poehler.

Nancy grew up in Bradley, attending St. Joseph Grade School and Bradley High School. She married Judge Roger Benson on May 23, 1986. He preceded her in death Feb. 10, 2017.

Surviving are three brothers, Charles (Iore) Kavaney, of Kankakee, Daniel (Betty) Kavaney, of Mesa, Ariz., and Thomas (Judy) Kavaney, of Tucson, Ariz. She also is survived by two children, Richard Milton, of Bradley, and Barbara Milton, of Las Cruces, N.M.; one son-in-law, Michael Johnson, of Gilman; stepchildren, David (Rose) Benson, of Bradley, and Eydie (Scott) Beaver, of Rockford; five grandchildren, Nicole and Logan Johnson, Zoie Milton, Stefanie (Mike) Kunevich and Ayiana Milton; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Paisley Kunevich; seven step-grandchildren, Kyle, Kordell and Kelsi Benson, Jennifer and Amy Beaver and Alex and Nicholas Toulon; and several nieces and nephews, including Scott Sherer, of Wisconsin.

She worked for many years as an assistant to the director of manufacturing at Bennett Industries in Peotone and as a travel agent for the past 20 years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

A short visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, until the 11 a.m. chapel service in All Saints Mausoleum in Bourbonnais.

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family.

Please sign her online guestbook at clancygernon.com.

(Pd)