Marilyn L. Benza

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Marilyn L. Benza, 71, of Shavertown, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon.

She was born Nov. 3, 1941, in Nanticoke, a daughter of Albert Jenkins of Shavertown and the late Mary Kane Jenkins. She was a resident of Shavertown for the past 50 years and previously resided in West Nanticoke. She was a graduate of Harter High School. Prior to retiring nine years ago, she was employed by Planters Peanuts, Topps Inc. and Luzerne Optical Co. Years ago, she operated her own school of dance in West Nanticoke. She also served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts and was active in the Lake-Lehman Booster Club. She was a member of St. Therese's Church, Shavertown.

Marilyn was preceded in death by a son, Scott, in 1985.

Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Donald L.; sons, Donald A., Lexington, S.C.; Wayne, Sweet Valley; three grandchildren; sister, Kathy Hutchins, Shavertown; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Therese's Church, Pioneer Avenue, Shavertown, on Tuesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. Friends are requested to go straight to the church on Tuesday. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 21, 2013