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Ruth L. Benson

Died: 7/11/2011

Mrs. Ruth L. Benson, age 94, of Arbour Park, Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2011.

Born in Meadville, PA, on August 25, 1916, Ruth was the daughter of the late Leon G. Prenatt and Alta C. Pees. She was raised on her familys farm along with her nine siblings.

Following her marriage to Ronald K. Benson, she and Ronald traveled around the country for his work with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company for many years. In Delaware, she was a longtime member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church.

A talented and resourceful homemaker, Ruth devoted her life to caring for her sons and, during their childhood, generously volunteered her time in Little League, Band Boosters, PTA, and the Altar Guild at church. In her later years, she delighted in spending time with her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved.

Her beloved husband, Ronald, with whom she would have celebrated 70 years of marriage this year, died in 2005. She is survived by her sons, Charles J. Benson (Ann) of New Braunfels, TX; Eric K. Benson (Kim) of Bear; and Jeff S. Benson (Beth) of Wilmington; sister, Inez Prenatt of Wilmington; and grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Garrett, Jenny, and Mary Kate.

Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, July 19th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 20th, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to St. Pauls Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19713.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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