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Anita B. Brown Benson
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1900
Allen County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 2003

Extracted from the Iola Register, Monday, February 10, 2003
Anita Benson
Anita B. Benson of Iola died Saturday, Feb. 8, at Windsor Place at age 102.
She was born Oct. 12, 1900, on a farm 2 1/2 miles north of Iola, the daughter of Harry N. and Lena Odland Brown. The family moved to Iola when she was 5 years old.
She attended Iola schools and was graduated from Iola High School in 1919. She attended summer school studying piano at the Bush Conservatory in Chicago, Ill. She later attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, where she met Laurence J. Benson. They were married in 1922 and moved to Chicago where they lived for 15 years.
The couple then moved to California where she did secretarial work at 20th Century Fox for 10 years. He died in 1970. She returned to Iola in 1979. She was a member of Santa Monica Bay Women's Club and Wesley United Methodist Church and Dirt Diggers Garden Club in Iola. She is survived by three nieces, Mary Ann Mann of Iola, Peggy Osborn of Kansas City and Betty Renier of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and a nephew, Clifton Brown of Sun City, Ariz.
A daughter, Barbara, sister, Clara Smith and brother, Mont Brown, died earlier.
Graveside services were this afternoon at Highland Cemetery. The Rev. Lance Bailey officiated at the services.

Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels were in charge of arrangements.
Family links: 
  Harry N Brown (1867 - 1907)
  Lena Odland Brown (1872 - 1945)
  Mont L Brown (1897 - 1978)*
  Anita B. Brown Benson (1900 - 2003)
  Clara Brown Smith (1903 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Allen County
Kansas, USA
Created by: K H
Record added: Feb 07, 2009
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Anita B. <i>Brown</i> Benson
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