Estelle Raikes Benningfield, 98, Lebanon, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home.
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She was born on June 21, 1915 to the late Perry and Laura Albertson Raikes. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Damien Benningfield; one son, Greg Benningfield; two daughters, Colleen Benningfield and Lois Williams; four brothers, Claude, Gene, Johnny, and Gilbert Raikes; and three sisters, Flossie Sample, Artie Taylor, and Nancy Raikes.
Survivors include: five sons, Lynn Benningfield, Bill Benningfield, and Bernard Benningfield all of Lebanon, Joe Benningfield of St. Joe, and Damien Benningfield of Shepherdsville; three daughters, Alice Januski and Regina Buckman both of Lebanon and Paula Miles of Raywick; one sister, Juanita Payne of Ohio; 28 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Our lady of the Hills Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ryan Benningfield, John Buckman, Gene Miles, Brian Beningfield, Mark Williams, Mike Buckman, Eric Benningfield, and Stuart Benningfield.
Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home
491 West Main Street
Lebanon, KY 40033
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Dec. 11, 2013