FAMILY TIES—Former Medea Creek teacher Jim Benton and his wife Meredith cradle their newly adopted daughter Adalyn in June of this year. Benton died while chaperoning a middle school trip.
Jim Benton, a beloved teacher, mentor, and coach at Medea Creek Middle School and Oak Park High School, died suddenly while chaperoning an eighth grade school trip.
Benton collapsed Mon., Oct. 22, on a bus headed to Williamsburg, VA. He was 33.
An autopsy has not confirmed the cause of death. Benton&rsqu...