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105 Clark Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Phone: 573-438-2111
Fax: 573-438-2113
John Benson

John William Benson

Friday, February 16, 1940 - Thursday, March 28, 2019
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John William Benson of Potosi, Missouri, was born February 16, 1940, in Potosi, Missouri, a son of the late Ray and Mildred (Willis) Benson. John departed this life Thursday, March 28, 2019, having reached the age of 79 Years, 1 Month and 12 Days.

John was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Ritzmann on May 29, 1989, in Potosi, Missouri.

John is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Benson of Potosi, MO, six daughters, Kim Coleman and husband Richard of Potosi, MO, Netta Heberlie and husband J.R. of Farmington, MO, Crystal Craig of Cadet, MO, Tina Tate and husband Joe of Cadet, MO, Shannon Gravett and husband Jake of Cadet, MO, Billie Rae Silvey and husband Andy of Potosi, MO, three sons, Bucky Benson and wife Billie of Farmington, MO, Bill Short of Potosi, MO, Jon Short and wife Michelle of Knoxville, IA, one sister Mary Ann Thurman and husband John of Farmington, MO, two brothers, Dale Benson and wife Marilyn of St. James, MO, Bob Benson and wife Eleanor of Potosi, MO, 24 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and by many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents John was also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Dennis Craig and by two grandchildren.

John had a great love for the outdoors, he enjoyed all types of hunting, especially Fox, Coon and Rabbit hunting. He enjoyed visiting and going to the Junk Stores. If he was not around where you were looking he could be found in the barn tinkering with something.

A kind and loving man with a great heart who will forever be loved and remembered.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
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  • Service

    Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00pm
    Moore Funeral Home
    105 Clark Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Bryce Wilson
  • Interment

    Redbud Memorial Gardens
    Potosi, MO 63664


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Posted at 01:39pm
May the family of John William Benson please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24 : 15 and Psalm 37 : 29.

Milton Campbell

Posted at 10:32am
Sorry for your loss. May the family find comfort through prayerful reliance on Jehovah, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He invites you all to throw your burdens on him and he will sustain you in this time of grief, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5, 7; Psalms 55:22

The Scott family - Danny, Ky, Brennan and Allysa

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