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Marjorie Benson Loring, age 87, was the daughter of Irene and Grant Benson. Marjorie's father was a home builder and developed much of Dundee and her grandfather was Erastus Benson who founded the town of Benson, Nebraska. She was born on December 29, 1926 in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Central High School and the University of Nebraska and worked at Mutual of Omaha until marrying Russell Loring. Marjorie lost her beloved husband at a young age in 1963. She raised her daughters, Barbara and Shirley, on her own while staying very active in the community and working as a realtor. After 85 years in her cherished Omaha she moved in 2011 to Kansas City, Missouri, to be closer to her daughter, Barbara, and three grandsons. She had a wonderful two and a half years living at Bishop Spencer Place where she made the equivalent of lifetime friends with the residents and staff. She is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Foster and Shirley Parks (who resides in San Francisco), sons-in-law, Robin Foster and David Parks, and her five adoring grandchildren, Russell, Zachary & David Helder; Fiona and Conor Parks. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Grant Benson, Jr. and Richard Benson and her husband Russell Loring. A Memorial Service will be held for her at Bishop Spencer Place, Monday, May 12, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Bishop Spencer Place, 4301 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO, 64111, or The Benson Neighborhood Association, PO Box 4134, Omaha, NE, 68104. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com Cremation Center of Kansas City, 913-384-5566, CremationCenterKC.com
Published in Kansas City Star from May 7 to May 8, 2014
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