LINCOLN, IL -Jeanne Hott Gallagher, 92, died at 4:55 a.m., July 23, 2013, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Ill.
Jeanne was born May 7, 1921, in River Forest, Ill., the only child of Frances Dunn Hott and Maxwell R. Hott. She grew up in Monticello, Ill. She married Warren W. Gallagher on July 22, 1970, in Tucson, Ariz.
Jeanne is survived by two sons, Charles Michael Bennis of Tucson, Ariz., and John Maxwell Bennis of Virginia Beach, Va., both by a previous marriage to Charles W. Bennis; two grandchildren, Daniel Bennis of Austin, Texas and Dana Bennis of Virginia Beach, Va. Also surviving are Warren's children, Leslie Ann Gallagher of Evergreen, Colo., and Sharon Smith of Indian Land, S.C.; and Sharon's son, Fred Bear Smith.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Alex Reid Bennis, age 6, on Oct. 17, 1980, of Burkett's Lymphoma and John Maxwell "Max" Bennis, Jr., age 15, on June 30, 2007, from a boating accident; and her husband, Warren.
Jeanne was a member of the Lincoln Woman's Club, Lincoln Elks Club, Tucson Pima Air Museum, Mountain Oyster Club and Tucson Country Club.
Services for Jeanne will be Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a 10:00 a.m. graveside service on Monday, August 5 at the Hott Mausoleum in Monticello, Ill.
Memorials, in her memory, may be given to The Max Bennis Scholarship Fund, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, 101 W. Main St., Ste. 4500, Norfolk, VA 23510.