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BENSON, Hazel (nee Fleenor) 1917-2003

BENSON, MCKINNEY, FLEENOR

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 11/20/2011 at 21:18:51

HAZEL FLEENOR BENSON

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OSAGE, IOWA — Hazel Benson, 76, of Osage, died Tuesday (July 22, 2003) at the Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Hazel was born July 18, 1927, in David, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Belle (McKinney) Fleenor. Hazel attended rural schools and graduated from Osage High School in 1945.

She married Paul Dean Benson on Oct. 7, 1945, at the First Baptist Church in Osage. They farmed on the Benson family farm east of Orchard until 1982 when they moved to Osage. Hazel lovingly cared for her family on the farm, and in 1977 she began employment at the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital in Osage until she retired in 1995.

She was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Osage, where she was a lifetime member, devoted volunteer, deaconess and circle member. Hazel displayed her faith in God and love for her grandchildren throughout her home. Hazel enjoyed giving friends and relatives rides to church, appointments and scenic drives. She had a huge garden on the farm and always had canned goods and eggs to share with family and friends.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Osage with the Rev. Roger Davies officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. Visitation will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, and one hour before services at the church.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Terry) Christiansen of Nora Springs and Connie Benson of New Bern, N.C.; three sons, Garry (Marge) Benson of New Hampton, Dennis (Joni) Benson of Farmington, and Bruce (Angie) Benson of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, Candace and Heather Benson; Tara (Shannon) Zierke, Travis (Donna) and Trent (Renee) Chistiansen; Brian Benson; MacKenzie and Austin Benson; two step-grandchildren, Tracy and Roy Penning; four great-grandchildren, Tarna, Ally, Jordan and Stefan; and two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Horgan, Ruth (Joe) Schultz and Zola Naig of Osage, and Betty (Roger) Moore of Elgin, Ill.

She was preceded by her parents; husband, Paul Dean Benson, in 1993; one daughter, Janet Benson in 1961; one great-grandson, Dylan; one sister, Ruby Weber; and one brother, Roy Fleenor.

Champion–Bucheit Funeral Home (641) 732-3706.

[Mason City Globe Gazette]

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Hazel Benson

Hazel Benson, age 76, of Osage, died on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa in Mason City.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 25, at the First Baptist Church in Osage. Rev. Roger Davies officiating. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. The Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, Osage, was in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel was born on July 18, 1927 in David, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Belle (McKinney) Fleenor. Hazel attended rural schools and graduated from the Osage High School in 1945. She married Paul Dean Benson on October 7, 1945, at the First Baptist Church in Osage. The couple farmed on the Benson family farm east of Orchard until 1982 when they moved to Osage. Hazel lovingly cared for her family on the farm and in 1977 she began employment at the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital in Osage until she retired in 1995.

Hazel was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Osage where she was a lifetime member, devoted volunteer, deaconess and circle member. Hazel displayed her faith in God and love for her grandchildren throughout her home. She enjoyed giving friends and relatives rides to church, appointments and scenic drives. Hazel always had a huge garden on the farm and had canned goods and eggs to share with her family and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Paul Dean Benson in 1993; one daughter, Janet Benson in 1961; one great-grandson, Dylan; one sister, Ruby Weber; and one brother, Roy Fleenor.

Those that survive her include two daughters, Patricia (Terry) Christiansen of Nora Springs and Connie Benson of New Bern, North Carolina; three sons, Gary and wife, Marge Benson of New Hampton, Dennis and wife, Joni Benson of Farmington, Iowa and Bruce and wife, Angie Benson of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, Candace and Heather Benson, Tara and husband, Shannon Zierke, Travis and wife, Donna and Trent and Renee Christiansen, Brian Benson, MacKenzie and Austin Benson; two step-grandchildren, Tracy and Roy Penning; four great-grandchildren, Tarna, Ally, Jordan and Stefan; and two step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Belle Horgen, Ruth and Joe Schultz and Zola Naig of Osage and Betty and Roger Moore of Elgin, Illinois.

[ Mitchell County Press, July 30, 2003 ]


 

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