Mary E. Benson

Mary E. Benson

94, Indianapolis, passed away on January 16, 2013. She was the second daughter of Ulyess and Betty Smith. She attended IPS School #26 and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School. She worked at LaRue Carter Hospital almost 20 years as a Graduate Attendant in the nursing department. She was a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, Pastors Aid, worked in the Missionary Department and as a Kindergarten Sunday School Teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Joseph E. Benson; son, Joseph E. Benson Jr.; daughter, Loretta Van Buren. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Joanna Toliver, Dolores Anderson (Ronald); son, Gerald L. Benson Sr.; sister, Uliss Peters; 2 sisters-in-law, Marion Smith and Clara Smith; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday, January 26 in New Bethel Baptist Church, 1535 Dr Andrew J. Brown Ave., with visitation there from 10 a.m. until service time. Arrangements and interment: Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery . Expressions of condolence should be directed to:

Funeral Home

Crown Hill Funeral Home
700 W 38th Street Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 925-3800

Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Jan. 24 to Jan. 26, 2013