Jean Benson Daugherty entered into the "Kingdom of God" Saturday morning, Sept 1st, surrounded by her three loving daughters. She was the daughter of Lester and Frieda (Smith) Heape and was born on June 29, 1929 in Tamaroa, Illinois. \nOn December 21, 1946 Jean married Clyde Benson and they raised three daughters. She was employed at Continental Can, Glen Oaks Community College, Dresser, Marks, & Svendsen, and Sturgis Public Schools, as an executive secretary. Jean enjoyed dancing, golfing, painting, poetry, bridge, and spending time with her family. \n\nOn December 5, 1999, Jean married Charles Daugherty. During their almost thirteen years of marriage Jean and Chuck were able to travel and enjoy times at Palmer Lake. Jean especially enjoyed listening to Chuck play his trombone and bass fiddle in his Dixie Land and German bands. \nJean volunteered making pies for the UMW fund raisers at the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers and also sang in the church choir. Jean and Chuck were currently members of the Newburg Norton Bible Church. \nAfter the death of her first husband, she married Horace Hudson. Hud passed away in 1996. \n \n\nJean is survived by her loving husband, Charles Daugherty; daughters Ruth Ann (Ernie) Willcocks, Midge (Jim) Hostetler, and Lori (Curt) Meek; grandchildren Chris (Juli) Westgate, Nick (Marci) Westgate, Matthew Smiley, Benson (Amanda) Meek, and Kaiti Meek; great grandchildren Ashli (Bill) Vogler, Kayla Zelenock, and Logan Westgate; great great grandson Sammy Westgate; step-sons Patrick (Nancy-deceased) Daugherty; James (Anne) Daugherty, Larry (Jody) Daugherty, step-daughter Penny (Bill) Gearhart; and several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; her sister Margaret "Midge" (Bob) Graeff and her brother Neal (Ruth) Heape; several special nieces and nephews, cousins, and her faithful dog Katrina. She was preceded in death by her husbands Clyde Benson and Horace Hudson; her parents; and her brother Norman.\n\nThe celebration of Jean's life is on September 22, 2012. Family visitation will be held from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers, MI, 215 N Main St. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment services will be at 2:00 p.m. at The Oaklawn Cemetery, Sturgis, MI. Donations can be made in the honor and memory of Jean to Great Lakes Hospice of Kalamazoo, MI., the Newburg Norton Bible Church, or the First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers. The Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.