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Catherine Benton

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Catherine Benton

Catherine (Wiener) Benton, 93, died April 9, 2014, at the United Retirement Center in Brookings, S.D. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Lake Campbell Lutheran Church. Services will start at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at a later date in Elkridge, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Campbell Lutheran Church, 46610 219th St., Volga, S.D. 57071, or to the United Living Community, 405 First Ave., Brookings, S.D. 57006. Local arrangements are by Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings.

Catherine married George E. (Skip) Benton on Aug. 10, 1946, at All Soul's Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. When their daughter, Mary Joanne, was born Catherine retired briefly from working outside the home and held numerous volunteer positions. She returned to work part-time as a secretary for the Russell W. Smith insurance agency, where she spent most of the remainder of her career.

Following Skip's death in 2005, Catherine moved to Brookings in 2007. She became a member of the Lake Campbell Lutheran Church. She lived first at Stoneybrook Suites and then moved to the United Living Community in 2012.

Survivors include her daughter, MaryJo Benton Lee, and her son-in-law, Richard W. Lee, of Brookings; two grandsons, Douglas W. Lee of Brookings, and Thomas J. Lee of Bloomington, Ind.; a granddaughter-in-law, Tammy Jo Eckhart of Bloomington, Ind.; and a sister, Lorraine Mount of Linthicum Heights, Md.

Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 13, 2014
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