Mrs. Benson retired from Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Metropolis. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Metropolis and the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include four daughters, Cleone Larson and husband Larry of Salt Lake City, Utah, Arlis Benson of Karnak, Cherl Haggenjos and husband Jeff of New Lexington, Ohio and Rhonda Rodriguez and husband Al of Brookfield, Wis.; one son, Mark Benson and wife Debra of Brookport; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Iverson and wife Charlene of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sigvart and Nina Hultquist Iverson; her husband of 58 years, Arthur Benson; one grandson, Brandon Haggenjos; and one sister, Alice Hughes.
Funeral service was held Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Lauren Ley officiating.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Aaron Haggenjos, Al Rodriguez, Larry Larson, Jeff Haggenjos, Randy Iverson and Mike Hughes.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 816, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Miller Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.