METROPOLIS, Ill. — Mrs. Blanche Benson, 94, of Metropolis, Ill., passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Rev. Lauren Ley will officiate. Burial will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Blanche retired from Good Samaritan Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Rebekah Lodge.
Blanche is survived by four daughters, Cleone Larson and husband Larry of Salt Lake City, Utah, Arlis Benson of Karnak, Ill., Cherl Haggenjos and husband Jeff of New Lexington, Ohio, and Rhonda Rodriguez and husband Al of Brookfield, Wis.; one son, Mark Benson and wife Debra of Brookport, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Iverson and wife Charlene of Washington, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Sigvardt and Nina (Hultquist) Iverson; husband of 58 years, Arthur Benson; one grandson, Brandon Haggenjos; and one sister, Alice Hughes.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis and Friday, June 14, 2013, from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at the church.
Memorials may be made to: St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 816, Metropolis, Illinois 62960.