Doris Jane "Ma B" (Benjamin) Simons

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Doris Jane "Ma B" (Benjamin) Simons, age 80, of Elmira, N.Y., owner of Mr. B's Family Inn, was born Oct. 8, 1933 in Wyalusing, Pa., daughter of the late Louis Raymond and Isabel Laura (Johnson) Croft. She passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Charles F. Benjamin and George R. Simons; daughter-in-law, Linda (Linda Jane) Benjamin and grandson Bobby Lee Charles Benjamin (Bob-Bob).

Doris is survived by her children and their spouses, Gary Benjamin, Robert and Ellen Benjamin, Kathy and George Norton, Charles and Karen Benjamin, Paula Jane and Bill Hartman, Joann and Gerald Watts, Penny Marie Benjamin all of Elmira; special niece and nephew, Joann and James Chrysler of Waverly; grandchildren, Christopher and Jessica Heeman of Dundee, Charity Norton of Elmira, Charles (C.J.) and Deanna Benjamin of Waverly, Daniel (Danny Jo) and Heidi Benjamin, Tyler (Magoo) Benjamin, Zachary (Zacker Doo) Benjamin, Robert (Robbie) and Jenna Benjamin, Justin (Justie-B) Hartman and Bruce Hubschmitt, Casey (Caser Ann) Hartman, Joshua (Josher Jo) Benjamin, Joseph (Joer Mike) Grover, Jennifer (Jenner Mike) Grover, Stephanie (Steffer Lou Lou) Baxter, Christopher (Scott) Card and Candis (Candy Lou Lou) Hill all of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Leah Michelle (Wee Wee) Hall, Isabel Anna (Izzy) Norton, Rhianna Lynn (Nana), Dena Jo (Beaner) Benjamin, Ethan Richard Guiles, Logan (RiRi) Card, Arabella (Rbella) Benjamin, Louden, Jacob Benjamin, Kevian (Zeeker Doo) Hill, Payton Renee Benjamin all of Elmira and Desmond Heeman of Dundee.

Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., on Friday, July 11, to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Her funeral service will be held there at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Wyalusing Cemetery. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Funeral Home
Walter J. Kent Funeral Home
858 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 734-5368
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Published in Daily Review on July 10, 2014