Jane Benton, 70, of Midland, TX passed away on December 23, 2013. She was born on December 21, 1943 in Abilene, TX to her parents Wallace & Ella Mae Murray. She married Ted Benton of Midland, TX on June, 4, 1963. She attended Clyde High School, B.A. University of Texas at the Permian Basin, and M. ED. Sul Ross. Upon completing her education, she became a Special Education teacher at Greenwood ISD, and an Educational Diagnostician for Midland ISD and Greenwood ISD. She loved taking care of "her kids." Her special hobby was fundraising for breast cancer awareness. She was a faithful Christian who enjoyed family, friends, and life. She was a humorous person with a "quick wit" in any situation. She is survived by her husband Ted Benton of Midland, TX; her sister Judy Hayes of Odessa, TX; her brother Bill (Brother Bill) Murray of Midland, TX; Matt & Morgan Benton of Midland, TX; Ricky & Laurie Ann Boen of Branson, MO; Tiffany Hansen of Midland, TX; Kati Barry of Ft. Polk, LA; Kylie Lawson of Newnan, GA; Jana Benton of Austin, TX; Alyssa Burkam of Brock, TX; Zachary Benton of Jacksonville, NC; Kaci Lawson of Branson, MO; Ashlyn & Maddie Hansen of Midland, TX; Carson Burkham of Brock, TX; and Michelle Hayes of Dallas, TX. She is preceded in death by her son Mark Benton and her Parents Wallace & Ella Mae Murray. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Ellis Funeral Home located in Midland, TX. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel, given by John Snider, with a graveside service following at Rest Haven North. Pallbearers will include Zach Benton, Wally & Darrell Murray, Craig Hansen, Ryan Stewart, and Bob Haskell. She was loving, spunky, at times even stubborn, but she was still the most gracious and supportive person to have in your life. She will always be remembered as being kind, funny, and beautiful inside and out.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Dec. 29, 2013