Arlene L. Bonthron – Benton, IL

Arlene L. Bonthron, 89, of Benton, passed away at 9:24 p.m., on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Heartland Regional Hospital, Marion, IL.

She was born on October 1, 1934, to George and Irene (Bielanski) Denk in Chicago, IL. She married Edward R. Bonthron, Jr., and he preceded her in death.

Arlene is survived by her son, Raymond “Ray” (“Rikki”) Bonthron of Benton, IL; daughter, Linda (“Thomas”) G. Caldwell of Capron, IL; 10 grandchildren; and 10 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents, George and Irene Denk; and husband, Edward R. Bonthron, Jr.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.
Per Arlene’s wishes cremation will take place.

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