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Inez Benson dies at 104

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Inez Amelia Benson of Lakeland, Fla. passed away Monday, July 12, 2010. She was 104.

Born in Chicago on Jan. 23, 1906, she was the daughter of Emil and Hilma (Orn) Berg. On Feb. 6, 1926, she married Arthur George Benson, who preceded her in 1977.

Inez was a homemaker for most of her life and had worked as a secretary after her children were raised. She and her husband were charter members of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in New Port Richey, Fla.

She is survived by her children Robert W. Benson and Dolores A. Theile, both of Lakeland, and Martha “Marti” (husband Larry) Stanley of Chesterton; grandchildren Alan Theile (wife Mary) of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Donna (Don) Clark of Lansing, Ill., Ronald (Cathy) Theile of Santa Monica, Calif., James Benson (Judy) of Palos Park, Ill., Janis Breese (Ronald) of Lakeland, Thomas Benson (Donna) of Naperville, Ill., David Theile (Sandy) of Bloomington, Ill., Jeffrey Stanley (Kimberly) of Landenberg, Pa., Steven Stanley (Julie) of Midland, Mich., and Terry Stanley (Sharon) of Swedesboro, N.J.; 25 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Inez was preceded in death by her two sisters and one brother.

A memorial service will be held in Homewood, Ill. in July of 2011 to celebrate Inez’s long life. Memorials may be made in Inez’s name to Good Shepherd Hospice located at 105 Arneson Avenue in Auburndale, Florida 33823.




Posted 7/26/2010