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Marilyn Diane Benson

FORT PIERCE, FL: Marilyn Diane Benson, born to Willard E. and Midred E. Benson on August 19, 1932 in Marion, Ohio, died peacefully on January 10, 2013 in Fort Pierce, Florida.

In Florida, she is survived by her sister, Cheryl L. Hooper; niece and nephew, Melanie L. and Kurt D. Holden; seven great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece. In Ohio, she is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Willard Benson; and two sisters, Norma Herron and Phyllis Gruber.

Marilyn graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1950. She was employed by RT Lewis as a secretary until 1968, and by Community Memorial Hospital in billing from 1970 to 1990. In her younger days, she enjoyed shooting the loop and crocheting. More recently, she enjoyed interacting with her friends and family online.

A small memorial service will be held in Florida on January 19.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the March of Dimes or the .
Published in the The Marion Star on Feb. 2, 2013
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