Mrs. Benn was born Joclede Johnson in Memphis. The Johnsons came north to Chicago, where her parents worked at Nabisco. She went to St. Dominic’s High School and Roosevelt University.
In 1971, Mrs. Benn began work as a juvenile parole officer with the Illinois Department of Corrections. She moved to Dwight in the 1980s, and then to the county jail in the early 1990s. She retired in 2001.
Her husband George preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Geoffrey, sisters Charlene Carter, Brenda Moore, Carol Lemieux and Mary Kay Dyer and brothers Augustus Jr. and Kenneth and Kevin Johnson, along with a host of family and friends to cherish her memory.
Chicago, IL 60619