Date of Death: November 29, 2019

Service Details

In accordance to her wish’s cremation will be conducted and no public services will be held at this time.

Obituary Notice

Our mom, Neta JoAnn Benoit was born August 11, 1937, in Pocahontas, Arkansas the daughter of Charlie Ray Jenkins and Crata Cotabell DeRossett (Eddie Derossett). She passed on Friday, November 29, 2019. We are proud of the fact that some of our heritage is from “down south”. Mom was surely a feisty lady, stubborn, and very giving as well. She was being cared for in her home by amazing care givers, Karen Westfall, Karen Snyder, and Shannon Piper. They gave in to mom’s wishes and treated her like she was their own. Mom accepted Christ and we know that she is in Heaven with Pappy, they are dancing…


JoAnn is survived by her sister, Dena Kolb, her son, Ronnie (Debbie) Parker, her daughter, LeeAnn Mroz-Collins (James), her granddaughters, Rachel (Nicholas) Bailey, Lindsey (Jeremiah) Tucker, Great-grandbabies, Maia Grace Tucker and baby Henry Bailey due to arrive in February 2020. Her nephews, David Kolb and Nathanael Kolb, her great nieces, Sarah Campbell, Rachel Godfrey, Hannah Kolb and Margaret Clark, her great nephews, James Kolb and Matthew Kolb. Along with her former husband Robert L. Parker.


Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin V. Benoit, (Pappy) in August 2016, who is survived by his sisters, Dolores Atkinson and Joan (Dale) Osbahr; his children, Brenda (Wayne) Kirkpatrick, Marvin Keith (Shawn) Benoit, Roberta (Michael) Lashinsky, Jacqueline (Brian) Yoder, his nieces and nephews Terry Koper, Robin Darling, Tammy Amore and Scot Atkinson; His grandchildren, Michael (Maritta) Lashinsky, Beth (Eric) Winkler, Charity (Jared) Colebank, Missy Pritt, Adam (Amy) Lashinsky Trevor Benoit, Brandelyn (Patrick) Yoder, along with many great nieces and nephews and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Hazel and Vern Benoit, his brother Leonard Benoit and his brother-in-law Garnett Atkinson.

Additional Information

Any donations on mom’s behalf can be made to Three Rivers Health Homecare and Hospice, Three Rivers, MI. We were blessed to have them. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. Jo, was a great sister in law, I would call and she always made me feel special ,and glad to hear my voice.she was a loving wife to to my brother he was so happy and content with her, more then I have ever seen him to be.I am so glad she came to Jesus.I know the Angels are singing in heaven. Love Dolores (Doe)

  2. Dear LeeAnn and family, I am so sorry to hear of this. It has to be especially tough around the holidays. Feel comforted by the fact she accepted Christ. I remember how nice both her and Marv were to me and the fun times at their cottage in Caseville. Love you, Darrell

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