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Genevieve Mae Benlien
Nov. 24, 1953 - Apr. 18, 2017
Genevieve M. (Jenny) Benlien of Clay Center, NE, passed from her earthly life into the arms of her Lord, Jesus Christ, at 3:40 AM, April 18, 2017, at Bryan-West Hospital, Lincoln, NE, due to complications of breast cancer.
Jenny was born November 24, 1953, in Norton, KS, to Arthur and Vivian Benlien (Sperry). She was raised in Kansas and Nebraska, calling Nebraska home for the majority of her life. She married Thomas D. Wilson of Harvard, NE, May 26, 1973.
Jenny was always her family’s greatest champion. She not only raised her own children but 4 of her grandchildren as well. She had a great love for them all and her love and influence will always be present in their lives and hearts.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her grandmother Kitty Hartzog, and beloved brother-in-law, David Altman. She is survived by her life-long friend, Cherrie Malone; her 4 daughters, Tina, Cynthia, Vanessa, and Melanie; 7 grandchildren, Andrew, Kelsie, Anna, Jasmine, Michael, Mackenzie, and Thomas; 6 great grandchildren; and 4 siblings, Al, Susan, Anna, and Helen; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at the Clay Center Cemetery, Friday, April 21, at 11:30 AM with Pastor Bill Harrold of Heartland Shared Ministries officiating. Memorials may be sent to the family in care of Melanie Wilson, 107 South M Rd, Harvard, NE, 68944.
Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com
Forever loved…..forever dear….walking with angels….forever near! Rest easy, dear Jenny. You will be sorely missed!
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