BENTON – Jama Marie Stanton, age 77, of Benton, Illinois, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at her home.

Her wishes are to be cremated with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at a future date.

The Leffler Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the cremation arrangements.

The family would prefer memorial contributions be made in memory of Jama to the Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center or the Survivor Empowerment Center of Carbondale.

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