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Mary R. Benton

Died: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mary R. Benton, 92, Corydon, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Harrison Health & Rehabilitation Centre in Corydon.

Born April 27, 1919, in New Albany, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Augustina Rouck Parsons.

She was a bookkeeper for West Harrison Water Co., a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Corydon, where she was in the Altar Society and the Resurrection Choir.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Benton; an infant daughter, Martha Theresa Benton; and two sisters, Betty Riggle and Catherine (Dolly) Good.

Survivors include three sons, Maurice L. (Marty) Benton of Roswell, Ga., Robert S. Benton of Batavia, Ill., and John M. Benton of Celestine; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Sunday, Feb. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. followed by a rosary service, and Monday, Feb. 27, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

Funeral Mass: Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Corydon with burial in the church cemetery.

The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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