Loretta O. Benjamin, age 89, of Sparta, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Randolph County Care Center in Sparta.
Loretta was born March 14, 1919 in Sparta, a daughter to Lowell and Irene (Sweetin) Outten. She married Foster Benjamin on January 4, 1941 in Steelville, MO and he preceded her in death on October 28, 1963. She was formerly employed at International Shoe Company and Sparta Printing Company. She was a member of Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, the Eden Community Historical Organization and the Quilter's Guild.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jane (Dan) Johnson of Duenweg, MO, one daughter-in-law, Barbara Bean of Equality, IL, one brother, Don Outten of Sparta, 7 grandchildren, Laura Kessler, Marci Reeves, Marc Moore, Patrick Moore, Don Johnson, Keith Johnson and Greg Johnson, 14 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one daughter, one son, one sister and one brother.