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Ethel Jean Warren of Benton

updated: 1/14/2018 10:09 AM

Ethel Jean Warren, 75, of Benton passed away at 1:06 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Funeral services took place Sunday, Jan. 14 at Leffler Funeral Home of Benton with the Rev. Kent Dunford and the Rev. Harlen Johnson officiating. Burial was at Phillips Cemetery near Ewing. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening and from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour Sunday at Leffler Funeral Home.

Jean was born Aug. 29, 1942, in West Frankfort, the daughter of Jess Boswell and Irene (Eubanks) Boswell. She married Curtis Arlen Warren Sept. 23, 1966, and he survives.

She retired from Benton District 47, where she was a bus driver for 30-plus years. She was also a former secretary with Freeman Coal Company General Dynamics Division, secretary with Franklin Hospital, teller with Bank of Benton and Vice-president of Warren Excavating of Benton.

Jean was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton. She loved her church and enjoyed gospel singing.

She and her husband Curt enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with their grandchildren.

Surviving is her loving husband of 51 years, Curt Warren of Benton; a daughter, Sandy Shortland and husband Bo of Herod, and their children Travis Shortland and wife Megan and Emily Spencer and husband Jessie; two sons, Bryan Warren of Cornelius, N.C., and his children Noah, Curtis, and Shelby Warren, and Darren Warren and wife Mandy of O'Fallon, Mo., and their children Zachary and Brady Warren; six great-grandchildren, Collin, Kadynce and Logan Shortland, Tanner, Sydney and Drake Spencer, and a new great-grand baby on the way; two brothers, Rodger Boswell and wife Angie of O'Fallon and Marvin Boswell and wife LulaBell of Christopher; a sister, Connie Kay Brandelise of Sesser; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and stepson Kevin R. Warren

Memorial contributions may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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