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Richard Thomas Benton
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1922
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1995
Ohio, USA

United States Army Air Corps,
World War II,

Richard Thomas Benton, 73 years of age, of Fairhaven, Ohio, departed this life on Wednesday, June 21st, 1995, at his home. He was born on March 23rd, 1922, in Mt. Ranier, Maryland, son of the late Virgil Benton and Lillian Dunn Benton, Richard had lived in Preble County, Ohio for 54 years.

He was a retired supervisor from Perfect Circle/Dana Corp. in Richmond, Indiana, where he had worked for 34 years and was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He was a life member of VFW Post No#1472 and the American Legion Post No#122 in Liberty, Indiana, a member of the Elks Lodge No#257 in Middletown, Ohio, the Whitewater Marine Corp Club, the United Ancient Order of Druids, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a 23 year member of the Loyal Order of Moose, all in Richmond, Indiana. He also was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Antitoch Temple of Dayton, Preble County "32" Club, the Grand Lodge of Masons, Camden, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, the Outhouse No#1 of Darke County Clan No#91 and Hillbilly's Wright Flyers Clan No#91.

He was survived by his loving wife, Beulah Larison Benton, whom he married August 26th, 1940; two sons, Richard D. Benton of Fort Worth, Texas, and Thomas G. Benton of Jacksonville, Florida; four daughters, Sandra Borradaile of Greenville, Ohio, Carol Benton of Fairhaven, Ohio, Beverly Campbell of Freeport, Pennsylvania, and Linda Peters of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Geraldine Draver of Richmond, Betty Jean Power of Centerville, Indiana, and Arlene Johnson of Indianapolis; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Lillian Benton; and one brother, Robert L. Benton.

His family recieved friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23rd, 1995 at the Girton, Schmidt and Boucher Funeral Home, where a Masonic service was held at 7:45 p.m.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24th, 1995 in the Chapel of the Girton, Schmidt and Boucher Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert DeMass officiating.

Burial followed in the Fairhaven Cemetery, with military rites by the Liberty VFW and Liberty American Legion.


God hath not promised
Skys always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways
All our lives through;
God hath not promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.

But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way.
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,
Unfailing sympathy,
Undying love... 
Family links: 
  Beulah F. Benton (1923 - 1995)*
  Linda Frances Benton Peters (1949 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Obituary information courtesy of funeral home.
Fairhaven Cemetery
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Mar 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25238169
Richard Thomas Benton
Added by: Cadmus
Richard Thomas Benton
Added by: Cadmus
Richard Thomas Benton
Added by: Cadmus
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