|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1898|
|Death: ||May 17, 1996|
Alta Edna (Stapleton) Benson, 97, of Hiawatha died Friday, May 17, 1996 at a care facility in Hiawatha. She was born June 19, 1898 at Hamlin, one of seven children, to William C. and Belle Weaver Stapleton.
Mrs. Benson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hiawatha, the Altruist Sunday School Class and the Mulberry Unit at Morrill. She had worked as a cook at the Candy Stripe Drive-In and the Hiawatha Community Hospital.
She moved to Hiawatha in 1959, and lived there until her death.
On December 19, 1917, she married Roy Hart. They were parents of one daughter, Virginia. He died in death in 1934. She married Fay Benson on July 21, 1935. He died in August of 1958.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Dell Stapleton, Mina Simpson, Craig Stapleton, Lloyd Stapleton, Ray Stapleton and Glenn Stapleton.
Mrs. Benson is survived by her daughter, Virgina Ruth and son-in-law, Eugene Ruth of Robinson, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Monday, May 20, 10 a.m. at Schroeder's Brown County Mortuary in Hiawatha. Burial was in the Hamlin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hiawatha First Baptist Church and should be sent to the church.
The Hiawatha Daily World, May 20, 1996
William C. Stapleton (1868 - 1941)
Lillie Belle Weaver Stapleton (1868 - 1940)
Roy Hart (1891 - 1934)
Fay North Benson (1881 - 1958)
Created by: Keith Schrader
Record added: May 20, 2007
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