Mary Anne (Benson) Stone, the first of seven has now gone to Heaven and joins her parents T. L. and Marion Benson. She is also reunited in Heaven with her closest sister Barbara Benson.
Mary Anne was a beautiful woman. Her inner beauty illuminated the room when she walked in. Her heart was so generous and tender she often put her needs last. She was kind beyond measure throughout the many years of caring for her six younger siblings along with her daughter Catherine, whom she loved so much. Her patience was often tested the many times she drove all of them around, jumbled tightly in her tiny red Volkswagen Beetle. Nevertheless, she kindly and lovingly treated her siblings with grace and dignity. Mary Anne personified “grace and dignity” in her own right.
Throughout her life, anyone who met her instantly loved her because her heart was so big. Sadly the world has lost one who was too beautiful and tender for this world. We will always love you.
Family members wish to thank Mantey Heights for their excellent care of Mary Anne in her later years. Also, thank you to Hope West for their assistance with her care.