Lois Evelyn Benny
SYRACUSE — Lois Evelyn Benny, 80, of Syracuse, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City. She was born January 10, 1934 to Charles and Bernadine Lackey DeJarnette in Sedalia, MO. On November 19, 1956 in Queens, NY, Lois married Leonard Benny who survives of the home.
Mrs. Benny attended Syracuse Elementary School and graduated from Tipton High School. Lois devoted her life to raising her family. She loved her children and grandchildren. Her family would all agree that she was an amazing cook.
Lois worked hard all her life raising pigs and cattle on the family farm. She began each day driving the country roads to check the livestock. One of many trips she would make throughout the day. Lois would end her day watching and feeding the wildlife from her back deck while enjoying her glass of red wine.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard, of the home, two sons, Charles Benny of Syracuse, MO, and Leonard Benny, Jr. of Otterville, MO, two daughters, Joan Emas of Overland Park, KS and Linda Benny of Kansas City, MO, five grandchildren, Jordan, Hannah, Megan and Ryan Benny and Devin Hoover. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Meisenheimer Funeral Home, Tipton, MO. Graveside services will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am at New Lebanon Cemetery, New Lebanon, MO.