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Deana Lynn (Gold) Benton, 52, of Battlefield, MO passed away October 3, 2013, in Mercy Hospital. Deana was born November 17, 1960 in Aurora, MO and graduated from Crane High School, in 1978, and SMSU, in 1983. Deana married Timothy John Benton on January 14, 1983 in Crane, MO, at Scholten Church of Christ.
She loved volunteering at church, attending the theater and concerts, laughing with friends and family, and music most of all. She had a beautiful alto voice and played at the piano at several family weddings.
Deana was preceded in death by her husband Tim; her parents Archie and Wanda Gold; and her sister Karen Gold.
Deana is survived by one daughter, Kayla Benton of Springfield; one son, Austin Benton of the home; Aunt and Uncle Sue and Gary Fulp, Uncles Dean and Bob Byrom, Aunt and Uncle Jan and William (Silver) Gold and a host of family and friends.
Deana Benton will have her funeral service at Sunset Church of Christ on October 8, 2013, at 1:00 pm. Burial will immediately follow the funeral at Oak Grove Cemetery in Crane, MO, on October 8, 2013. Visitation will be at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, on October 7, 2013, from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Memorial Donations may be made to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk-Guaranty Bank Rack Pack; donations can be dropped off at any Guaranty Bank location or
http://main.acsevents.org/goto/walk_for_deana or to The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks at 330 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806.
Greenlawn Funeral Home South - Springfield
441 West Battlefield Springfield, MO 65807
Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 6, 2013