Susan Benz

Friday, April 11, 2003

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Susan Elizabeth Benz, 91, of Marble Hill died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at her home.

She was born March 13, 1912, in Maplewood, Mo., daughter of James and Susana Phelan Halbrook. She and Leonard P. Benz were married Jan. 12, 1946, in Paragould, Ark. He died in 1969.

Benz had been a clerk at the U.S. Defense Mapping Center in St. Louis. She moved to Marble Hill seven years ago from Arnold, Mo.

Survivors include a daughter, Madeleine VanDeVen of Marble Hill; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Hutchings Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.