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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Obituary for Joanne Bennett

  • Joanne Bennett died March 22, 2013
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  • Joanne M. Bennett, age 70, of Amboy, Illinois and formerly of Higden, AR, died Friday March 22, 2013 at KSB Hospital in Dixon.  She was born January 30, 1943 in Amboy, the daughter of Leonard and Frieda (Steder) Leffelman.
    Joanne had worked at Admiral in Dixon and was a waitress for many local restaurants including Zimmers, Victory, and Shari-Jo's.  She then worked as acvtivities director for Mapleside Manor in Amboy and Rock Island Convalescent Center.  Most recently she worked for K & the 4 Sisters Variety Store in Higden, AR.
    Joanne enjoyed camping, playing bingo, crocheting and making loom rugs.  She also enjoyed trips to the casino.
    She married Jessie Lee Bennett in Dixon June 22, 1973.  He preceded her in death November 25, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by a sister Diane Nielsen and a brother Norman Leffelman.
    Survivors include her sister Mary Hackbarth of Amboy;  2 brothers Dave Leffelman of Amboy and Randy (Karen) Leffelman of Naperville;  1 sister-in-law Jeannie Leffelman of Lostant;  several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews;  special friends Wilma and Tuffy, Marilynda and Dave, and Brenda.
    Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with the Rev. Charles Jeanblanc officiating.  Cremation rites will follow with burial of cremains at a later date in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy.  Visitation was held on Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM in the funeral home.  A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com
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