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May 09th, 2021

julia bensonJulia Lee Benson, 83, died Thursday, April 29, 2021.

She was born June 5, 1937 to Roland T. and Ada Faye (Kline) Newsome in Ellsworth. 

She married Floyd R. Benson June 5, 1955. He preceded her in death. 

She graduated from Salina Central High School in 1955. 

She worked for Chuck McKeen at McKeen Optical for many years.

Most recently, she was the custodian at the First Christian Church.

Survivors include children: Vicki Stow, Independence, Mo., Steve (Donna) Benson, Liberal, and Sue (Tim) Sadler, Coweta, Okla.; brother, Harry Newsome, Salina; grandchildren: Jerry (Becky) Stow, Lafayette, Colo., Kristi Stow, Independence, Mo., Kristen (Reggie) Anthony, Andover, Jeff (Mimi) Sadler, Brighton, Colo., Thomas (Kendra) Benson, Liberal, Bradley (Linda) Benson, Liberal, and Clayton (Hope) Benson, Lubbock, Texas; sisters-in-law, Pat Newsome, Salina, and Phyllis (Jerry) Ihlow, Las Vegas; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by brother, David Newsome; sister, Yvonne Murphy; and granddaughter, Amy Sadler.

• Per Julie’s request there will not be any public memorial. A private family service took place.

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