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Corilla Kearney Benson
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Birth: Aug. 27, 1918
Cooter
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul., 1972
Fulton
Callaway County
Missouri, USA

The Steele Enterprise, Steele, Missouri
Thursday, August 10, 1972

Funeral services for Corilla Kearney Benson were held at 2:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Fulton, Mo.

Mrs. Benson died Sunday, July 31, 1972 at Callaway Memorial Hospital. She was born August 27, 1918, at Cooter, the daughter of the late W.O. and Linnie Browning Kearney. She was a member and former Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member and former Noble Grand Matron of Rebekah Lodge and past state president of the Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant Association of Missouri.

She was a member of the First Christian Church of Fulton and had served as church secretary for the past seven years. She was also president of the Christian Women's Fellowship and the Lillian B. Jameson Class at her church and secretary of the board of directors and secretary of the Fulton Council of Churches.

She was married to Donald Benson December 25, 1942. They had lived in Fulton since 1946.

She is survived by her widower; one daughter, Donna Raye Benson of the home; a twin sister, Mrs. Drusilla Adams, Memphis; sisters: Mrs. Nell Jennings, Memphis; Mrs. LaVerne Chandler, Jacksonville, Texas; Mrs. Lorene Wagster and Mrs. Wilmeth Edwards, both of Cooter.

The Rev. Raymond McCallister officiated at the service and burial was at Callaway Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Velt Jones, Parker Jenkins, Whit Griffith, G.W. Stark, Clyde Evans and Earl Sullivan.

Browning Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Oscar Kearney (1875 - 1963)
  Linnie E. Browning Kearney (1890 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Donald V Benson (1911 - 1993)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Lorene Kearney Wagster (1905 - 1996)**
  Corilla Kearney Benson (1918 - 1972)
  Audrey Nell Kearney Jennings (1924 - 1978)*
  Naida Wilmeth Kearney Edwards (1931 - 1998)*
  Evelyn Kearney (1934 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Blessed Are The Pure In Heart, For They Shall See God.
 
Burial:
Callaway Memorial Gardens
Fulton
Callaway County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Shares a stone with Donald V. Benson.
 
Maintained by: T Gilmore
Originally Created by: Roxanne Weathers
Record added: Aug 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94780970
Corilla <i>Kearney</i> Benson
Added by: Roxanne Weathers
 
Corilla <i>Kearney</i> Benson
Added by: Roxanne Weathers
 
Corilla <i>Kearney</i> Benson
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 Added: Jul. 31, 2014
 
 
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