JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Ida Helen Benard, 88, of Mt. Vernon and formerly of Iuka died 7:55 a.m. 
April 11, 2005, at Doctorís Health and Rehabilitation in Salem. 

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Benard was born March 5, 1917, in Iuka to Kelly Newton and Jessie (Billings) 
Finn. She married Lloyd Turner; he preceded her in death. She later married Lester 
Benard in Mt. Vernon; he survives. 
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem. 
Burial will follow in Romine Prairie Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem.

Mrs. Benard is survived by her husband, Lester Benard of Mt. Vernon; a son, Jim 
Turner of Iuka; a daughter, Helen Marie Miles of Glen Carbon; five grandchildren; 
five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jim Finn of Iuka. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a daughter, 
Linda Sue Turner; three brothers, George, Albert and Louis Finn; and two 
sisters, Mary Finn and Florence Wyatt. 

Mrs. Benard was a member of Bell Baptist Church. 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

For more information, you may contact Rogers-Atkins Funeral 
Home at 548-3308. 


Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: 4-14-2005
Submitted by Kiowana Hayes Ferguson 

 

 

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