Benton, Shirley L.

April 16, 2004

SHIRLEY BENTON, 69, of RR 5, Keyser, died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born Tuesday, July 10, 1934 at Atlantic City, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Florence (Smith) Ingersol. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ann Benton, and two brothers: Bill Smith and Charles A. Smith. Mrs. Benton was a homemaker and a member of the Assumption Church where she served as church lector. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, William Donald Benton, Sr.; two sons, William Donald Benton, Jr. of New Creek and Bradford W. Benton, Sr. of Cumberland, MD; four grandchildren: Jesse C. Benton, Robert W. Benton, Bradford W. Benton, Jr. and Brady C. Benton. She is also survived by one brother, Edwin L. Smith of Brigantine, NJ, a sister, Betty Channell of Galloway, NJ and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser on Friday, April 16, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Keyser on Saturday, April 17, 2004 at 10 A.M., with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R. as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Keyser. A Christian Wake Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 7 P.M. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Church of Assumption, 34 James Street, Keyser, WV 26726. Condolences may be sent to the family atwww.markwoodfuneralhome.com

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