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Linda Veronica Benoit

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 3:30 pm

Linda Veronica Benoit, 83 of Centralia passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at the Stuart House in Centralia.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 12:00 PM Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Centralia, with burial to follow in the Centralia City Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 4:30-7:00 PM Friday, June 28, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home in Centralia.

Linda was born on June 2, 1941, in Bourbonnais, IL, the daughter of Willard and Henrietta “Hattie” (Raymond) Arseneau.

On November 18, 1961, in Bourbonnais, IL, Linda married Wayne Benoit, and he survives of the home.

Along with her husband Wayne, Linda is survived by her children, Joseph Benoit and companion Julie McGuire of Centralia, Robert Benoit and wife Margo of Centralia, Michelle Benoit of St. Louis, Matthew Benoit and companion Desiree Holloway of Columbia; grandchildren, Jared Benoit (Erica) of Centralia, Kelsey Sample (Mark) of Kansas City, Justina Auck (Sayre) of Columbia, Alex Benoit (Lauren) of Centralia, Mitchell Benoit (Jennifer) of Centralia, Mary Ignotz (Zachary) of Columbia, Linda Katsiyiannis and Ben Katsiyiannis both of St. Louis; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Natalie Keigher of Milwaukee, WI, Mary Bisaillon of Bourbonnais, IL, Jane Morgan of Palmyra, VA, Ray Arseneau of Champagne, IL, Lois Arseneau, Carol Miller and Christine Lambert all of Bourbonnais, IL.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law, Angela Benoit, siblings, Rose Raines, Nixie Arseneau, Marcella Arseneau, Tom Arseneau, and Jerome Arseneau.

Linda was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church for 61 years, where she taught CCD, served as a communion minister and was a member of the St. Anne’s Sodality.  She volunteered at the Boone Hospital Gift Shop for 20 years, volunteered at the Columbia Visitors Center, the Centralia Historical Society and served as a Boone County Election Judge. Linda was part of the Jo-Lane group in Centralia.

Linda was a wonderful cook, making amazing apple pies. She was an avid reader, enjoyed a long walk every day and was a great storyteller to her grandchildren. Linda loved traveling and her and Wayne spent the winters in Scottsdale, AZ for many years.

Memorial donations are suggested the Salvation Army and may be sent in care of Fenton-Kendrick Funeral Home, 104 S. Collier St. Centralia, MO 65240.

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