Wilma Benton

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Wilma Pauline Benton, 89, of Chaffee died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson.

She was born June 26, 1918, at Tanner, Mo., daughter of Charles Emmit and Tillie Emeline Harmon Romine. She and Wilfred Louis Anselm were married Jan. 28, 1937. He died June 17, 1953. She and William Lee Benton were married Sept. 26, 1957. He died July 2, 1970.

Benton retired as a machine operator from Florsheim Shoe Co. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, daughters of St. Ambrose and Chaffee VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, Raymond and Robert "Bob" Anselm of Willow, Alaska, Steve Benton of Chaffee; a sister, Naomi Myers of Bethalto, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, a sister and two great-grandsons.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Duffner officiating. Burial will be in St. Ambrose Cemetery.