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MONTICELLO — Beth Ann Benson, 62, of Monticello passed away Friday (Jan. 11, 2019) at home.

Her funeral service will be at noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello. Visitation will be from 11 a.m to noon Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Beth was born Sept. 23, 1956, in Bristol, Pa., the daughter of Thomas and Edith Sparks. She married the love of her life, the late Eric Benson, in 1977, and together had two children, Shane and Robin, in 1980 and 1982 respectively.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric, and father, Thomas.

She is survived by her mother, Edith; son, Shane, and wife Sheila and kids Tristan and Olivia; and daughter, Robin, and husband Jeremy Jensen and kids Shaye and Averie. Also surviving are her brothers, Randy (Lilly) Sparks and Scott (Pam) Sparks.

Beth was a homemaker for many years. She was very active in her local multiple sclerosis support group, serving as the group’s leader for several years. She was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello. Beth was also an avid supporter of the Chicago Cubs and never missed a game. Beth loved dogs, especially her Labrador, Sami. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  

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