Mrs. Jane Benham

Mrs. Jane Benham

Mrs. Jane Benham

Mrs. Jane Benham
March 24, 1948 – January 1, 2020

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of longtime member, and great friend, Mrs. Jane Benham. She was a treasure and a blessing to all that knew her and were loved by her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Neal and their family during this difficult time.


Jane A. Benham (Williams), born March 24, 1948 in Joliet, IL to Francis John (Jack) Williams and Eunice Marie (Peach Klee). She graduated from Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing in Joliet, Il and worked at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, IL.

Jane married Neal R. Benham, DDS in 1968. They have two children Jill A. Benham from Arlington, VA and Joel W. Benham (Heidi), in Naples.

The couple lived in Fort Rucker, AL while Neal was in the Army and then moved to Eau Claire, WI to raise their family. She was an avid hockey and swim mom. Daily aerobics and exercise were a top priority. She was a charter member of “Team Chardonnay.” Golf and bridge games were weekly musts in both Wisconsin and Florida. One of her best traits was being a “cheerleader” for her family and friends.

She will be missed by all that knew her and her infectious smile.

Memorials to American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, Chicago, IL, PEO or North Naples Church.

Celebration of Jane’s Life
Thursday, January 9, 2020
4:00 pm
North Naples Church
6000 Goodlette Road

Reception to Follow
Grey Oaks Country Club
Main Dining Room
2400 Grey Oaks Drive North


Connie & Bob Langley

January 3, 2020, 8:34 pm

We only had the opportunity to meet Jane once at a party she hosted. How friendly and welcoming she was. Her smile was contagious! We offer our sincere condolences to her family. We know she will be missed.

Judy Mosterd

January 4, 2020, 3:24 pm

My heart truly aches for Neal, Jill and Joel. The loss of Jane is unbelievable! One beautiful, energetic, fun, loving and incredible woman. All of our lives won’t be the same without Jane’s presence. Will miss her until we meet in eternity. Sending love, hugs and prayers. Forever family.
Judy Kruggel-Mosterd

Dave Farmer, Dunedin, FL and Pittsburgh, PA

January 6, 2020, 1:47 am

Neal and the entire Benham Family – So sorry for you loss!

Jane and Cort Decker

January 6, 2020, 1:57 am

Dear Neil and family,
We are so saddened to learn of Jane’s death. We cannot imagine your grief right now. We hope that it helps in some small way to know that she touched the lives of so many. She was a lovely woman with a smile and personality that would light up a room. She will be missed by so many. We share in your loss. Sending our best to you and yours.
Jane and Cort Decker

Sue Rowe

January 7, 2020, 9:31 pm

TO Jane’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a warrior these last few years and I know she wanted to be there with her family. We will miss her bright presence in PEO. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will make a donation to PEO in her memory. Sue Rowe

Sandy Courage Gray

January 10, 2020, 8:32 pm

Dear Neal,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Jane. I only met her at JT reunions but she was very sweet and so easy to talk too. You and your family are in my prayers.
I know how difficult this is having lost my husband of 48 years, 3 years ago.
May God Bless you.
Sandy Courage Gray

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