G. Ruth Benton, 92, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky went to heavenly home on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Beaver Dam Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born Thursday, April 18, 1929 in Martwick, Kentucky to the late Frank and Lillian Carter Harper. “Ruth loved to cook-especially your favorite sweets when you were coming to see her; and always had room for one more person at her table. Having her people all together made her the happiest, and you never left without her asking when you’d be back”. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Benton; one brother, Gene Harper and one sister, Annetta Tarrants.
Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memory, three sons, Donald (Connie) Benton of Livermore, Frank (Nancy) Benton of Glasgow and Randall (Gayle) Benton of Hobart, Indiana; one daughter, Robin (Barry) McGuire of Hebron, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Brian (Tammy) Benton, Todd (Sara) Benton, Joshua (Emily) Benton, Hannah (Chris) Parrish, Ashley (Andrew) Hensley, Jordan Benton, Sydney Benton, Andrew Benton and Matthew Benton; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, L.H. (Bettye) Harper of Echols and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, July 24, 2021 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Pastor Frank Benton and Pastor Donald Benton officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with Ruth’s family from 10 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Sunrise Children Services https://www.sunrise.org/donate/ , Samaritans Purse https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/donate-online/, or Gideons https://www.gideons.org/donate.
Online condolences may be left for the family of G. Ruth Benton by visiting her memorial at www.danksfuneralhome.com.
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