Jesse "Bill" Skiles
B: 1943-08-04
D: 2019-06-20
View Details
Skiles, Jesse "Bill"
Larry Baldridge
B: 1947-07-27
D: 2019-06-17
View Details
Baldridge, Larry
Bryan Adams
B: 1967-06-18
D: 2019-06-02
View Details
Adams, Bryan
David Marcee
B: 1953-11-06
D: 2019-05-31
View Details
Marcee, David
Brenda Province
B: 1950-09-19
D: 2019-05-29
View Details
Province, Brenda
Lester "Whitey" Ramsey
B: 1928-12-12
D: 2019-05-24
View Details
Ramsey, Lester "Whitey"
Danny Marler
B: 1957-04-01
D: 2019-05-19
View Details
Marler, Danny
Anna Thebeau
B: 1925-10-23
D: 2019-05-16
View Details
Thebeau, Anna
John Moreland
B: 1948-12-30
D: 2019-05-16
View Details
Moreland, John
Judith Eagar
B: 1949-04-10
D: 2019-05-13
View Details
Eagar, Judith
Nellie Pulliam
B: 1945-09-24
D: 2019-05-11
View Details
Pulliam, Nellie
Don Skiles
B: 1934-01-01
D: 2019-05-07
View Details
Skiles, Don
Donald Butler
B: 1955-03-10
D: 2019-05-06
View Details
Butler, Donald
Waneda Forinash
B: 1931-10-30
D: 2019-05-03
View Details
Forinash, Waneda
Mary Thebeau
B: 1941-02-19
D: 2019-05-02
View Details
Thebeau, Mary
Estelle Lawson
B: 1931-05-07
D: 2019-04-30
View Details
Lawson, Estelle
Dallas Hedrick, Sr.
B: 1963-11-21
D: 2019-04-27
View Details
Hedrick, Sr., Dallas
Margaret Bone
B: 1921-01-18
D: 2019-04-27
View Details
Bone, Margaret
Marian Watson
B: 1936-10-17
D: 2019-04-13
View Details
Watson, Marian
Velma Belleville
B: 1930-07-24
D: 2019-04-09
View Details
Belleville, Velma
Evelyn LaChance
B: 1940-01-28
D: 2019-04-08
View Details
LaChance, Evelyn


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
105 Clark Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573-438-2111
Fax: 573-438-2113
James Benson

James "Jimmy" Benson

Thursday, October 13, 1960 - Thursday, February 7, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Benson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of James Benson with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


James “Jimmy” Benson of Potosi departed this life on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at his home surrounded by the care and love of his family and friends. Jimmy was born October 13, 1960 in Bonne Terre, Missouri a son of the late Richard Curtis Benson and Verla Gladine (Isgriggs) Benson. Jimmy was Fifty-eight years, three months and 25 days of age.
Jimmy was united in marriage to Adele Schmerfeld on July 9, 1994 in Potosi.
Jimmy is survived by his wife Adele Benson of Potosi; three daughters, Katie Jane Lovett of Puxico, Bobbi Jo Knight and her husband Thomas of St. Marys and Jessica Edith Benson of Puxico; one son, Merlen Andrew Benson of Potosi; two sisters, Marilyn Gibson of Mineral Point and Marsha Thurmond and her husband Steve of Hopewell; five grandchildren, Anthony, Vivian, Lanie, Sadie and Lydia and by many other dear and special relatives and friends. In addition to his friends, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Edith Longley and a brother, Richard Curtis Benson, Jr.
Jimmy served in the United States Navy. He enlisted on July 13, 1978 and was Honorably Discharged on July 12, 1984. He was attached to the Patrol Squadron Six as an inflight avionics maintenance technician. He received the Good Conduct Award, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
Jimmy enjoyed spending time out side enjoying the many gifts of Mother Nature. He loved to visit with family and friends at any time. He always had time to listen and solve the world’s problems if just between him and a few family and friends. A kind and loving husband, father, grandfather and dear and special friend who will forever be loved and missed.

Memorials may be made to:
Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of James "Jimmy" Benson, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, February 10, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, February 11, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 11, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, February 11, 2019 11:00am
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Hopewell Cemetery
    Mineral Point, MO 63660


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of James here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Dana, Leah, Kim, Alisha, Kristin sent flowers to the family of James "Jimmy" Benson.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Anita Aubuchon Govero

Posted at 10:44am
What great teenage memories I have of Jimmy. What I remember most was his smile. Truly heartbroken for Jimmy's family and the loss you all have suffered. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Thank you for sharing your brother with us and I will cherish every memory. We are all here if you need anything. Love you all

Dana, Leah, Kim, Alisha, Kristin

Posted at 01:41pm
To: Ms. Katie Lovett, Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Flower Image

Dana, Leah, Kim, Alisha, Kristin purchased the The FTD Comfort Planter for the family of James Benson.


Kathy Hutchason-Ohlmutz

Posted at 07:08pm
Donna and girls I am so sorry for you loss. He was one of a kind. My prayers are with you all and marsha and marylin and Adele and Merlin.
Kathy Hutchason-Ohlmutz

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Video Album