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Carol Ruth Benson

Carol Ruth Benson, 74, daughter of James and Valeria (Walters) Reynolds, was born July 20, 1937 in Bonnieville, Kentucky. She passed away July 12, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mack Benson; and one son, Timothy.

Carol is survived by seven children, Dusty Benson and wife Melissa of Boiling Springs, Missouri, David Lewis and wife Gene of Louisville, Kentucky, Penny Cavaness and husband Danny of Success, Missouri, Spring Sutton of Springfield, Cindy Herring of Hannibal, Missouri, Cathy Delp and husband Chad of Cabool, Missouri, and Patricia Qualls of Gibsonton, Florida; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She loved spending time and spoiling all her grandkids, gardening and flowers. Carol also loved spending time with her family at Boiling Springs. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family hosted a celebration of life for Carol Benson on Wednesday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Penny and Danny Cavaness in Success. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to the Carol Benson Memorial Fund in care of Evans Funeral Home.

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