Betty J. Benson

Betty J. Benson, 96, of Kennedy, passed away Tuesday (Aug. 27, 2019) in Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

She was born July 27, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of the late Fred L. and Janet Tate Miller.

Betty was a dedicated homemaker and was a member of the Samuel Derby Post 556, American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and playing cards.

Surviving is a daughter, Jean Lewis of Falconer; three sons: James (Eileen) Lewis of Oakwood, Ga., George H. Benson of Falconer, and Robert (Nancy) Benson of Gerry; three grandchildren: Daniel (Patty) Lewis, John (Marsha) Lewis, all of Oakwood, Ga., and Matthew Benson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two great-grandsons: Matthew and Christopher Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her husband George H. Benson, whom she married June 12, 1959, in Sheridan, N.Y., and who died July 24, 2008; three brothers: Robert, William and Irvine Miller.

A private funeral service will be held in the Falconer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be donated to the Kennedy Fire Department, Kennedy, NY 14747 or the American Heart Association, SW NY Division, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.

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