Betty J. Benson

Betty J. Benson died suddenly March 10,2022 at Heritage House of Shelbyville.


She was born in Waldron, Indiana, on April 26, 1928. Her parents were Nellie (Moore) Yeager and Charles S Yeager.  She was married in Waldron to John F. Benson June 22, 1947.  He preceded her in death in 2017. 


Their children are David A. Benson of Greensburg, IN, John C. (Jay) Benson wife Sherry of Waldron, IN, Judy L Kuhn husband Steve, Joyce Lux husband Danny both of Shelbyville, IN. She is survived by ten grandchildren; Mike (Kimberly) Benson, Mark (Darla) Benson, Greg Benson, Katie (Chad) Crews, Matt (Amy) Kuhn, Patrick (Amber) Kuhn, Kevin (Viktoria) Kuhn, Ashley (Lee) Tanks, Benson Harlamert, Brian (Farrah) Taylor and great grandchildren; Tyler (Audrey) Benson, Maggie (Sklyer) Peetz, Mollie Benson, Alyssa Benson, Collin Kuhn, Jackson Kuhn, Camren Kuhn, Kate Kuhn, Leah Kuhn, Aleksandr Kuhn, Ethan Kuhn, Anna Kuhn, Ella Tanks and Harley Tanks. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband John F Benson and six siblings: Donald Yeager, Roy Yeager, Robert Yeager, Mildred Boyle, Maxine Winkler, Evelyn Weintraut and daughter-in-law Nancy E Benson.


She was a member of the Waldron Baptist Church, Liberty 57 Extension Homemakers club, a 1947 Waldron graduate and belonged to the Camp-Lack-A lot group.


She was a bookkeeper for Benson Construction, and she was a cook at Waldron High School, worked at Cunningham Gardens, in the office at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Dept.


She loved to cook and host family gatherings. Noodles, pie, peach cobbler, chili sauce were some of her specialties.  She was a competitive euchre player and enjoyed antiques. 


Viewing will be Monday, March 14, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 pm and Tuesday, March 15 from 9:00-10:00 am with the funeral on Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00 am at Glenn E George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Rd., Shelbyville, IN. 


Burial will be in the Van Pelt Cemetery, St. Paul.


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