James E. Benson

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James E. Benson, 86, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at his residence, with his family at his side.
He was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Hutsonville, Ill., to Andy Benson and Lilly Baysinger Benson.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. Jim was formerly employed at Columbia Records for 17 years and Pillsbury for nine years.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #140, Clinton VFW and the Half Century Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack, Raymond and Bob Benson; sister, Linda; sisters-in-law, Lois, Iris and Linda; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Frank and Iva Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, whom he married Jan. 6, 1956; four sons, James Edward (Libby), Michael, Donald and Bill (Angela Atterson) Benson; three daughters, Roxanne Benson, Gail (John) Glick and Roseanne (Dave) Bowerley; three sisters, Mary Sanquenetti, Shirley Kelsheimer and Wanda Carty; grandchildren, Jonna Newbold, JoAnna Bryant, David "Buddy" Smith, Jamie Wheeler, Meghan Sloggett, Leah Benson, Chad Nestler, Donnie Norman, Lacey Adams, Travis Ross, Allie Benson-Atterson, Trevor Benson-Atterson and Gabe Benson-Atterson; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Frist Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to:
www.fristfuneralhome.com
Published on February 1, 2019
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KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Feb 02, 2019
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY