VIrginia Lee Benton

January 13, 1924 - March 17, 2020
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Virginia L. Benton, 96, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Community Hospice, Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born January 13, 1924 in Kenton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Virginia (McKenzie) Pifer. She was a former member of the Methodist Church in Richwood, Ohio and h…

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Virginia L. Benton, 96, of New Philadelphia, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Community Hospice, Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born January 13, 1924 in Kenton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Merle and Virginia (McKenzie) Pifer. She was a former member of the Methodist Church in Richwood, Ohio and had retired from Schoenbrunn Gardens at New Philadelphia where she had worked as a bookkeeper.

Ginny loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and was an excellent cook. She also loved to sew, quilt, needlepoint and read.

She was preceded in death by her late husband, Lt. Col. Bernard Benton, U.S.M.C. Retired. Surviving are three daughters, Barbara (Terry) Kemp of Raymond, Joyce (Robert) Rubeck of Lorain and Jennifer (Michael) Cookson of New Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Justin Rubeck, Ashton Rubeck, Ryan Cookson, Ashley Zeigler and Matthew Cookson and seven great grandchildren, Isabella Petkovski, Alexandar Petkovski, Max Zeigler, Lily Zeigler, Nathan Zeigler, James Cookson and Daniel Cookson.

In addition to her parents and her husband, a son, Jeffry L. Benton; a granddaughter, Natalie Rubeck; a brother, Howard Pifer and a sister, Doris Dick, also preceded her in death.

In keeping with her wishes, Ginny is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and there are to be no services scheduled.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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In keeping with her wishes, Ginny is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and there are to be no services scheduled.


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Born: January 13, 1924
Died: March 17, 2020

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Susie Kavanagh posted on 3/27/20

Sincere sympathy to all of you in the loss of your mother.

 

John and Kay Coder posted on 3/26/20

Barb,Joyce,Jennifer, your Mother was always so beautiful and sweet what a blessing it was to know her. Always enjoyed vis iting with her when she would be over to Joyce and Bob. Remembering all of you at this difficult time . Sure do miss all of you ?

 

Carolyn McGee posted on 3/25/20

I am just now seeing this. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. Hugs, Carolyn McGee

 

Barbara Holcomb posted on 3/24/20

Dear Barbara, Joyce, Jenifer and families, I was saddened to learn of the loss with which you are coping. Your mother snd father were among our first friends when we moved to Richwood. Ginnie was a warm and welcoming presence. I really missed her when the family moved to New Philadelphia. My love and deepest sympathy, Barbara Holcomb

 

johna nibert posted on 3/22/20

So sorry to hear of the death of your Mother. She was one swell lady. Always liked her. Baby sat with you kids when you were little . Thinking of all of you Johna Nibert

 

Jerry and Peg Gray Weaver posted on 3/22/20

Barb, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Just wanted you to know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with His peace and comfort in the days ahead.

 

Kevin Hook posted on 3/21/20

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I remember her working at Marblcast many years ago. She was always nice to me. Prayer for the family and friends. Thinking of all of you.

 

Pam Laucher posted on 3/21/20

Joyce, I remember your very pretty Mom and her beautiful smile that brightened her eyes. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hope a flood of good memories fill you at this time and in the years ahead. Pam (Skidmore) Laucher

 

Pam McCloud Endsley posted on 3/21/20

I’m sorry to read of your moms passing. She always had a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Pam McCloud Endsley

 

Robin Lenox posted on 3/21/20

So sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing. Fond memories of her growing up as a neighbor! Love to all Robin Apt Lenox

 

Joan Wagner posted on 3/21/20

May God wrap his loving arms around you Barb and your family. It is very difficult to say good bye to your Mother. Praying for you. Joan Elliott Wagner ( Plaza In). Now I retired to Hilton Head, SC

 

Amy Gruber Johnson posted on 3/19/20

Loved that woman! She was a wonderful hostess and I visited often- both while in Richwood and in New Philly. I know the dear Lord had wide open arms for her when she arrived. Hope she and mom were able to catch up! Love to you all.

 

PAULA Longstreth posted on 3/19/20

So sorry for your loss, May god bless all of you. My thoughts are with you

 

Robert Walsh posted on 3/18/20

To the entire family—I am thinking of all of you after reading this very sad news today. One of my earliest memories is Ginny taking care of me at Gabby’s second birthday. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you all!

 

Sue (Waugh) Wright posted on 3/18/20

So sorry for your loss. 96 - what a lifetime. My mother passed at 96. May your memories comfort.

 

Jody Wall posted on 3/18/20

Dear Barb, Joyce and Jennifer, I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Loved coming to your house “in the good old days”. Your mom was a sweetie who had a laugh I’ll always remember. Thinking of you. Love ~

 

Barbara Williams posted on 3/18/20

Barb, Joyce, Jennifer, families - so sad to hear of Ginny's passing, she was a beautiful lady inside and out. Still think of the family that lived in the white house on Route 47 when I pass by.

 

Angela (Davis) Phipps posted on 3/18/20

Barb and Joyce so sorry for the loss of your mom my prayers and thoughts are with you and also your sister at this time.

 

Gail DeGood-Guy posted on 3/18/20

Dearest Barbie, Joyce, Perk and families. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Ginny. She was my 2nd mom growing up and I have the best memories of her. I am so glad we were all together a few ago. I loved her sense of humor and her laugh. She was a true jewel. Know how much I loved her and will miss her too. God bless you all.

 

Colleen Fiant posted on 3/18/20

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of Ginny. Barb - I remember your Mom with such fondness. Her smile was contagious. I am very sorry. Colleen Mannasmith Fiant

 

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