Rhoda Jean Bensley, “Jean” as she was affectionately known, age 90, of Westfield, IL passed away at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, IL. She was born on July 12, 1931 in Lombard, IL the daughter of James Francis Bradley and Eva Prather Bradley. On November 1, 1952 she married Frank Allen Bensley in Hernando, MS; he passed away on January 18, 2021.
Survivors include her children, David Bensley (Janet) of Belleville, IL; Terry Bennett (Mike) of Bogart, GA; Brett Bensley (Kelley) of Charleston, IL and Mark Bensley of Westfield, IL; grandchildren, Dan Bennett (Jessica), Brooke Boone (Zach), Bryanna Bensley and Ryan Bensley; great grandchildren, Abby, Emma and Carter. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband and siblings, James William Bradley, Mary Elizabeth Vonasch, Eva Pearl Vonasch and Dorothy Frances Atkins.
Jean was a 1949 graduate of Glenbard High School. She attended Eastern Illinois University and University of Illinois Pharmacy School. Jean worked as an apprentice druggist at her father’s pharmacy Bradley’s Drugstore in Lombard, IL.
At her request there will be no services.
Memorial donations may be made to donor’s choice.
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