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Obituaries

Obituaries

Doris Benton 1928 - 2009 Lawrence

Graveside services for Doris Benton, 80, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery.She died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Victor Sylvanus and Dorothy May Smith Mason.She attended Partridge schools and later graduated from Salina High School. She was a homemaker and was a partner in the family business, Benton Equipment Company. She was involved in the Welcome Wagon and enjoyed her time in the Chat & Stitch Club.She married Gerald John Benton in Kingfisher, Okla. They shared 61 years of marriage. He died Aug. 24, 2007.She was also preceded in death by two sons, Dale and Lynn Benton, and a sister.Survivors include a son, Gary L. Benton, Herndon, Va.; a sister, Jean Givens, Lawrence; six grandchildren, Korey, Ashley, Tanya, Aaron and Tyler Benton and Sarah VenJohn; and many nieces and nephews, two of whom she and her husband raised, Cathy Jalali, Lawrence, and Doug Ediger, Phoenix. The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to the Kansas Dialysis Services at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Benton.