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Joelaine "Jo" Benefiel

May 19, 1940 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 81)


Joelaine “Jo” Benefiel, age 81 of Omaha, NE passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Joelaine was born on May 19, 1940 in Shenandoah, IA; the daughter of George R. and Floida I. (Polk) Benefiel.  She grew up and attended school in Shenandoah; graduating from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1957.  

Jo later moved to Omaha, NE where she worked for Mutual of Omaha.  She worked there for some 38 years before retiring.  Following her retirement, she began working at Union Pacific Railroad for some 15 years.

After retiring Jo enjoyed long car trips and traveling.  She was a big fan of Elvis and Tweety Bird.

She is survived by nephew Kent Benefiel and wife Reva of Hamburg, IA; nieces: Denise Benefiel of Nebr. City, NE and Linda Roseborough and husband John of Chadwick, MO; great nieces and nephews: Zach Benefiel and wife Megan of Nebr. City, Kaitlin Stockstell and husband Daniel of Hamburg, Trevor and Hunter Roseborough both of Chadwick, MO, other family and friends.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents and brother Glen “Bud” Benefiel and his wife Kathy.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at Mt. Olive Cemetery southeast of Hamburg, IA.  Burial will follow the service.

The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA.

Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Public Library.


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September 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Rash-Gude Funeral Home
1220 Main St.
Hamburg, IA 51640
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Graveside Service
September 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Olive Cemetery
315th Avenue
Hamburg, IA 51640
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