April 29, 1959 - November 12, 2007
LeAnn Kay Benson, age 48, of Marshall, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 12, 2007. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Country Church in Ruthton. Burial will be in the Ruthton City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, one hour prior to the service. LeAnn Kay Hibma was born to Dale and Pearl (Scotting) Hibma in the Pipestone County Hospital on April 29, 1959. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Ruthton, and graduated from the Ruthton High School. LeAnn and Stan Benson were united in marriage on August 7, 1985 at the United Methodist Church in Ruthton. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Ashly and Amanda. LeAnn worked at Heartland Food for two years, and then was a homemaker and caregiver of her children. LeAnn suffered a stroke in 1992, between the birthdates of her children, which left herpermanently disabled. Because of this she was unable to provide the care she loved to give her girls as they were growing up. With much patience and help from Stan she participated in their care as much as she could. She was always very proud of her children's accomplishments and they have done much to help her as they have grown to their teenage years. LeAnn passed away at her residence in Marshall on Monday, November 12, 2007. She had reached the age of 48 years, 6 months and 13 days. LeAnn will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Stan of Marshall; two daughters, Ashly and Amanda of Marshall; brother, Jim (Judy) Hibma of Maple Grove; two sisters, Roxie (Steve) Fliss of Canby and Diana (Dan) Hourscht of Evansville, IN; mother-in-law, Elvera Benson of Balaton; many in-laws, Steve (Marlene) Benson of Windom, Kathryn Loftus of Balaton, Joe Benson of Redwood Falls, Mike (Julie) Benson of Lakeville, Scott Roger (Shannon) Benson of Tracy, Lisa (Mark) Driessen of Marshall, Paul Benson of St. Cloud; also many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded indeath by her parents; father-in-law, Dennis Benson, brother-in-law, Arlo (BZ) Gilfillan, paternal grandparents; and maternal grandfather. LeAnn's enjoyments in life before the stroke were craft projects, painting, fabric painting and quilt making. After her stroke she enjoyed putting together jigsaw puzzles, playing board games with the girls and Stan, and having tea and visiting with Grandma Scotting, who became her second mother. LeAnn loved life, she had a great sense of humor and enjoyed being the life of the party. She loved spending time with her family and teaching young people to ride bike, bake cookies, and play ball. She also loved to get outside and work in her garden.
LeAnn Kay Benson, age 48, of Marshall, passed away at her residence on Monday, November 12, 2007. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 16, 2007 at the Country Church in Ruthton. Burial will be in the Ruthton City Cemetery. Visitation... View Obituary & Service Information
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