She was born October 13, 1915, at Kennett, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Z. Blair Gamblin.
On July 16, 1932, she married John Willard Benson who preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1993.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ronnie Rouse; a granddaughter, Lorrettah Alceba Benson, a brother, Lawrence "Shorty" Gamblin and a sister, Mildred Moore.
Survivors include six sons, John Willard "Dub" Benson, Stephen Kenneth Benson and Glen David Benson, all of Kennett, Jerry Don Benson of Campbell, Mo., James Franklin Benson of Clairmont, N.C. and Bobby Allen Benson of Newton, N.C.; two daughters, Sandra Rouse of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Sharalyn "Sheryl" Stewart of Campbell.; one sister, Louise Stanfill of Bonne Terre, Mo.; 25 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Funeral services are 4 p.m. today, Sunday, April 23, at McDaniel funeral chapel at Kennett with the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers are Lonnie Benson, Dustin Benson, Bobby Benson Jr. and Terrance Shumate.