Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, September 1, 2006
Sharon L. Benson, 76, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Major Hospital.
Born Aug. 17, 1930, in Shelbyville, d/o  Edward Peck  and  Helen (Sosbe) Burgess.
Married  Theodore Allen "Ted" Benson on Nov. 13, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1989.
Survivors:  three daughters,  Polly Weaver  (husband, Tim) of Shelbyville,  Jennifer Kinchelow  (husband, Quentin) of Fairland and  Marcia Robertson (husband, Donald) of Plano, Texas; and two grandchildren,  Clinton Weaver  and  Christine Farrow.
Preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert E. Peck.
Lifelong Shelbyville resident.
Office manager for McCorkle Stone Co. in Milroy and a bookkeeper at the former Elks Lodge.  Prior to that, she was employed at Williams Industries.
Member of West Street United Methodist Church and Flat Rock chapter of Order of Eastern Star No. 473, where she served as past matron.
OES service Saturday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St, with Dr. Randall K. Perry and the Rev. Carl Ewick officiating.
Interment:  Norristown Cemetery in Norristown.
Contributions may be made to Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library, 57 W. Broadway St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 25, 1943
Page 1 column 5
          Mrs. Mary Naomi Benson, lifelong resident of Shelby county died at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at the home in Noble township where she was born eighty-two years ago March 15th.  She was the daughter of Simeon  and  Millie Hopper Moore.
          Mrs. Benson had been ill of a heart aliment and asthma for two weeks and in a serious condition since last Friday.
          On August 30, 1885, she was married to  Elkanah Benson, who preceded her in death several years ago.  She was a member of the Geneva Methodist church.  A sister, Mrs. Debbie Brandenburg  of Indianapolis, and several nieces and nephews survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove church near Geneva Friday at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Dunn officiating.  Burial will be made in the Pleasant Grove cemetery in charge of  D.E. Carmony of St. Paul.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Missy Moore

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 23, 1934
Page 5 column 7
          Funeral services for  Elkanah A. Benson, 76, lifelong resident of Shelby county, who passed away at his home near Geneva in Noble township, last Saturday, were conducted this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the Pleasant Grove Baptist church.  Interment was made in the church cemetery in charge of  W. R. Pattison, Hope funeral director.
          Mr. Benson had been in failing health for the past three years, was found dead Saturday.  Heart trouble was given as the cause of death.  Mr. Benson has just observed his birthday anniversary on Monday, July 16th.
          In [August 30] 1885 Mr. Benson married  Miss Naomi Moore.  No children were born to this union. Besides the widow, there were no immediate survivors.  The deceased was the last of a family of twelve children.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Missy Moore

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, February 25, 1922
Mrs. Elizabeth Benson Suc-
cumbs From Compoications
--- Funeral Sunday.
          Mrs. Elizabeth Benson,  86 years old, died at the home of her graddaughter,  Mrs. James McVey,  southeast of Waldron, Friday evening at 9 o'clock.  Mrs. McVey's death was caused from a complicaiton of disease from which she had suffered for some time.  Four weeks ago she was taken to her bed and since that time her condition gradually grew worse which resulted in her death.  Funeral services will be held at the Valley M. e. church, in Noble township, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. R. O. Pearson of Waldron officiating.  Interment will be made in the Ogden cemetery in charge of R. T. Stewart, funeral director.
          Mrs. Benson had spent practically all of her life in Shelby county, where she was favorably known.  Since the death of her husband, which occurred several years ago, she had made her home with her children.  She was a devoted member of the Waldron M. E. church and was a woman of true christian character.
          Mrs. Benson is survived by one son,  Marshall Benson,  of Iowa, and two daughters,  Mrs. Kate Jones,  of Lafayette, Ind., and  Mrs. Edward Stansifer,  of Waldron.  She also leaves four step-children.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Friday March 23, 1883
Page 1 column 3
(Indianapolis Sentinel)
           David S. Benson died at his residence, 117 North East street, yesterday at 12:30 o’clock.  He was fifty years of age.  The cause of his death was a swelling on the back of his neck, which began Friday.  It was thought at first to be a carbuncle, but it continued to grow until there was a formation of wonderful proportions, said to be almost as large as his head. Yesterday morning the physicians lanced it in the hope of giving him some relief, but it was not successful.  It is supposed that his blood was poisoned, and the brain affected by the swelling.  He will be buried at the Hebrew cemetery south of the city, the exercises to be conducted by the Marion Lodge, F. and A.M., assisted by the other orders to which he belonged.
          It will be remembered by many of our citizens that Benson, before the war was a resident of this city, and was a carriage trimmer by occupation.  He had a quarrel with a man by the name of  Cashman, in the office of the Ray House, and stabbed him with a knife from the effects which Cashman died the next day.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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