Jamie Neal-Benton, IL

Jamie Lynn Neal, 70, of Benton, IL, passed away on Wednesday morning June 19, 2024 at StoneBridge Memory Care in Mt. Vernon. IL.

She was born in Christopher, IL on March 19, 1954 the daughter of James & Pat (Ponsetti) Rea.

She married James E. “Jim” Neal on April 11, 1981.

Jamie was a loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother. Her granddaughters called her “Nona”. She was an avid reader and very competitive and loved going to the beach and picking up seashells. Jamie spent 35 years in the Benton School System starting in 1977 and retiring in 2010. She was a special educator and then Principal. Jamie had many friends and was active in several social groups.

Jamie is survived by her:
Husband: James E. “Jim” Neal of Benton
Daughter: Abby Kathalynas & husband Tim of Benton
Son: Adam Neal & wife Sue of West Frankfort
2 Granddaughters: Harlynn Rea & Brynn Louise
Sister-in-law: Ilana Ing of Benton
Nephew: Jason (Kemi) Ing
Niece: Mikala (John) Wilder
Many loving Cousins
Jamie was preceded in death by her Parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 22nd at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

The Family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to StoneBridge Memory Care in Mt. Vernon for the love that was shown to Jamie and her family.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Benton Public Library and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.
For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhom.com

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