Dale Benson

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Dale Benson, 78, Eaton, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Richmond, Ind.

Born on Aug. 3, 1934 in Tawas City, MI, he was the son of the late Joseph N. & Georgina N. (McDougall) Martindale. Dale worked all of his life in construction and was a member of the Carpenters Union of Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. A member of the Milford Masonic Lodge #54, Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati, First Southern Baptist Church in Camden and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is preceded in death by second wife: Emma Benson; daughter: Vicki Carlson; sister: Ethel Ulman.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years: Pauline (Downs) Benson; daughters: Laura & Ellen Benson, both of Florida; step-daughters: Alicia (Duane) Powell, New Paris, Heather (Steve) Gotwalt, PA; brother: Joey (Jenny) Benson, Tawas City, MI; brother-in-law: Kay Ulman; first wife: Louise Benson of FL; grandchildren: John Carlson and Amanda (Phil) Hebert; great-grandchild: Savannah Hebert; several step-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 35 North Liberty Street, Camden, with Rev. Greg Jackson officiating. Inurnment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Poast Town (Butler County), at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, Eaton.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 35 North Liberty Street, Camden, OH 45311 or Reid Hospice, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

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Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc.
220 East Main Street
Eaton, OH 45320
(937) 456-1111
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