Naida Grace Benson
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Naida Grace Benson, 84, went home to be with the Lord on July 29, 2011. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 2 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd, Clive with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.
Naida was born in Palmer, IA on January 22, 1927 to John and Edna Keleher. She was an elementary teacher and then married Paul Benson in 1951 and devoted her life to raising her family. A resident of Windsor Heights for the last 17 years, she previously resided in Storm Lake, IA for over 40 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Those left to cherish her memory include husband, Paul; children: Douglas (Karen) Benson, Tim (Mary) Benson, Judy Benson (Roy Yanes), Steve Benson, Linda Benson-Hestbech (Phil Hestbech), Laurie Benson (Tom Deeter), and Mary Benson; 11 grandchildren; and siblings, Lois (Hank) O'Connell, Shirley (Owen) Harrold, Mary Lou Korte, and Keith (Lois) Keleher.
Published in Des Moines Register on July 31, 2011