|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1926|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2011|
Lois Mae Benson, age 84, of Pineville, Mo., was called to heaven at her residence with her daughter, Diana Benson and a friend of the family, Dwayne Allen, by her side on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.
Lois was born in Long Beach, Calif., on Dec. 30, 1926, to the late Arthur and Clara (Schroeder) Due. She graduated from Downey High School and attended UCLA.
Lois married the love of her life, Robert Lynn Benson on May 4, 1947. They moved from California to McDonald County and Neosho, Mo., to farm and raise their family. Lois and Robert did many good works for others including volunteering for the American Cancer Society and various local missions. They took in a number of troubled children mostly at their own expense, helping them stay in school and go on to college.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Benson on June 29, 2003.
Lois is survived by her two daughters.
Funeral services for Lois Benson will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson. Speaker Dwayne Allen will officiate. Burial will follow in the Park Cemetery in Columbus, Kan. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Walker-Dowd Funeral Home Chapel in Anderson, the family will receive friends at this time.
Memorial contributions may be given in loving memory of Lois Benson to The Village House at P.O. Box 3027, Bella Vista, AR 72715, where for the last three years, Lois enjoyed being with the people, playing games and listening to music in this loving adult daycare facility.
Robert Lynn Benson (1926 - 2003)
Created by: Betty
Record added: Sep 28, 2011
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Added: Sep. 28, 2011