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Dorothy Lea Benton
Rochester Hills, MI: Dorothy Lea Benton, 88, passed away peacefully in her home on July 8, 2013.
She was born in Zanesville, Ohio on January 9, 1925, to Bessie and Carl McMaster.
She worked as a secretary after graduating from Lash High School in 1942.
Dorothy married Robert D., Benton (deceased, 2009) in February, 1943 and they shared 66 years together. The family moved from Delaware, Ohio to Birmingham, Michigan in 1962. Dorothy was an active member of the Royal Oak Women's Club for many years. She was a master bridge player and most recently enjoyed all of her friends at Waltonwood in Rochester Hills.
Mrs. Benton is survived by those that she cherished and adored; her four children, Bruce (Rose), Barbara (William Miller), Daniel (Carol), and Jim (Mary K.); nine grandchildren, Robert (Jodi), Scott (Jill) Moreland, Mark (Lishu Duan), Sean (Eden), Bradley, Laura, Thomas, Summer and Griffin Benton; six great grandchildren; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and her very good friend, Ray Percival.
She will be laid to rest with her mother, Bessie; sister, Virginia Shelly; and other family members at a graveside service at 2 pm, Friday, July 12th at Greenwood Cemetery, Zanesville, Ohio.
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Published in the Times Recorder on July 11, 2013