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June Rose Smith Benua

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June Rose Smith Benua

WESTERVILLE: June Rose Smith Benua, 91, of Westerville, OH died Sunday, June 14, 2013 at The Village at Westerville Retirement Center.

Mrs. Benua was born on June 17, 1922 in Lancaster, OH, the daughter of Vernon and Dona Smith. She married Thomas Ray Benua on July 18, 1943. He died in 1977.

She is survived by her children, Tom (Sue) Benua, of Naples, FL, Linda Benua of Concord, MA, Carol (Mike) Major of Hickman, KY and Peter (Cynthia) Benua of Columbus, OH; her grandchildren, Brad (Tabitha) Benua of New Albany, OH, Greg (Christen) Benua of Westerville, OH, Laura (Kyle) Lossen and Emily (Chad) Seales, both of Austin, TX and Madison (Sara) Major of Chicago, IL; also surviving are 10 great-grandchildren, Sarah Benua, Lucas Benua, Alexa Benua, Evan Benua, Landon Benua, Grayson Benua, Ridge Lossen, Park Lossen, Adlai Seales and Emmett Seales.

A charter member of the Rocky Fork Garden Club in Gahanna, she served as treasurer for many years. She enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and mowing her yard with her John Deere lawn tractor. She loved her family, her home and her wonderful neighbors.

June donated her body to medical science.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in her name to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on July 19, 2013
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