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January 27, 1924 - October 15, 2018
Lois E. Bennington
Rock Port, Missouri
Lois Evelyn Bennington, the daughter of Charles Sr. and Juanita (Million) Herron was born January 27, 1924, in Watson, Missouri. Lois attended grade school at North Polk country school and graduated from Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, in 1941.
On June 6, 1943, Lois was united in marriage to Conley M. Bennington, Jr. in Tarkio, Missouri. She and Conley operated the Farmers City Store near Westboro, Missouri. In 1947, they began farming in Atchison County. In 1955, they moved to Holt County, and continued farming. In 1967, they returned to Rock Port where they owned and operated Bennington Chevrolet-Buick until retiring in 1979. They spent their retirement years during the winter in Yuma, Arizona.
Lois was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Rock Port, Garden Club and the Ralph Greer American Legion Auxiliary Unit #49, Rock Port. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and embroidery, but her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family. Lois passed away Monday, October 15, 2018, at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 94.
In addition to her parents and husband, Conley, Lois is preceded in death by sons, Ronald and Dale Bennington, grandson, Patrick Bennington, brothers, Charles Herron, Jr., Harold Dean Herron, and one infant brother, sisters, Leona Mae Herron and Doris McGinnis, and infant twin brother and sister. Survivors include sons, Gary (Jayne Ann) Bennington, Rock Port; Gale (Debbie) Bennington, St. Louis, Missouri; daughter, Karen (Kenneth) Young, Mound City, Missouri; daughters-in-law, Sharon Bennington, Rock Port, and Jane (Mark) Hausman, St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren, Staci (Reed) Martin, Watson, Terry (Erin) Bennington, Stillwell, Kansas, Michael Bennington, Kansas City, Missouri, Michelle (Jason) Garst, Mark Bennington, all of Rock Port, Jason (Sabrina) Young, Jackson, Missouri, Candie (Jim) McNealy, Humboldt, Nebraska, David (Erin) Bennington, Christopher (Anne) Bennington, all of St. Louis, Melissa (Cory) Spears, Mooresville, North Carolina, Marci (Samson) Bien-Aime, Kansas City, and Mendy Hausman, St. Joseph; nineteen great-grandchildren, Montana and Brock Martin, Graham and Evaleen Bennington, Ryland and Ellie Garst, Dylan and Austin Young, Jayden and Jaylie McNealy, David, Daniel and Thomas Bennington, Samuel and Alexander Bennington, Carson and Braxtynn Spears, Celine Bien-Aime, and Peyton Hausman; brother-in-law, Doug McGinnis, Shenandoah, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M., Friday, October 19, 2018, First Lutheran Church, Rock Port
Interment: Hunter Cemetery, Rock Port
Open visitation begins 9:00 A.M., Thursday, Minter Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 A.M., Friday, prior to the service at the church.
Memorials: First Lutheran Church, Rock Port
Arrangements: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.