Joe Robert Ronchetto, age 74 of Benton; passed from this life to his Heavenly Home, to be with his Lord and Savior at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton with Rev. Kevin Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Wednesday at the Leffler Funeral Home.
We ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of the family and others. We are limited to 50 people in the funeral home at a time, masks are required, please practice social distancing, and if you are sick, please stay at home.
Joe Robert Ronchetto was born on July 24, 1946 in Du Quoin, Illinois; the son of Domenick Joe Ronchetto and Juanita (Daniels) Ronchetto. He married the former Janet Sue Lampley on April 3, 1976, and together they shared 45 years of marriage.
He was a retired coal miner having worked with Old Ben Coal Mines #24 & 21, Shoal Creek Mine in Alabama, and the Cutler Mine. He was a ten-year member of the U.M.W.A., before becoming a company employee.
Joe was a member of Valier First Baptist Church, where he loved to worship his Lord playing the bass guitar and singing.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, line dancing, boating; but most of all he loved spending time with his grandkids.
Surviving is his loving wife Janet Sue Ronchetto of Benton; four children: Jo Lee Baker of Benton, Misty Altiparmak and husband Korhan of Helena, AL, Tatia Trover and husband Kevin of Herrin, IL, Clinton Ronchetto and wife Susan of Herrin, IL; grandchildren: Brooke Butcher and husband Nate of Benton, Kelsey Baker of Florida, Naylin Ronchetto of Benton, Kaya Altiparmak of Helena, AL, Landon Trover of Herrin, IL, Kaleb Stanhouse and wife Mackenzie of Du Quoin, IL, Devin Stanhouse of Du Quoin, IL; great-grandchildren: Zayden Butcher and Kyson Butcher both of Benton, Ariella Stanhouse and Zoe Stanhouse both of Du Quoin, IL; a brother Dom Ronchetto, Jr. of Mulkeytown, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents: Domenick and Juanita Ronchetto; his father and mother-in-law: Alvis and Fay Lampley, a nephew Clint Anthony Ronchetto.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Valier First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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