Charles W. Benson

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Charles William Benson, 65, of Warren Township, Marietta, passed away at his home at 3:53 am on Wednesday, April 15, 2009.

He was born on February 20, 1944, in Newport a son of Charles C. Benson and Gertrude Matheny of Newport.   He was employed by Marietta Ignition.  He enjoyed caring for his dogs, rabbits, birds and loved all animals.

On May 9, 1964, he married Mary Felter who survives with 2 sons and 1 daughter:  Mark (Vicki) Benson, Tammy Myers both of the home and Ronald Myers of Marietta, former daughter-in-law Tina Camden and special friend Denvir Randolph grandchildren:  Matthew, Joshua, and Ashley Benson and Andrew Holtz, 7 step grandchildren, and 3 step great grandchildren.  Also surviving are 1 brother and 8 sisters:  Dearrell (Gladys) Benson, Marilyn (Chuck) Shankland, Sandra (Jimmy) Cooke, Nancy (Jim) Murphy, Janet (Tom) Grahame, Bonnie (Ed) Delong, Christine Decker, Anna (Joe) Huck and Wilma (Ralph) Carpenter, several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, 1 son Billy Benson, and 1 sister Donna Yerian.

Funeral services will be held on Friday (April 17) at 10:00 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in Lund Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday after 2:00 pm.  On line condolences may be shared at:  www.mslfuneralhome.com.

Name: 
Charles W. Benson
Date of Death: 
Wed, 04/15/2009
Date of Service: 
Fri, 04/17/2009
Service Time: 
10:00 a.m.
Service Location: 
McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home

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