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Betty Ruth Benson, retired US government worker, wife of 61 years and mother of six

BETTY RUTH BENSON, wife and mother, Haymarket, VA, passed away on November 27, 2019. She was born in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of August and Louise Napier and the youngest of seven siblings (all deceased).

She was an Honors Graduate from Lamphier High School. She worked for over 20 years in civil service and retired from the General Services Administration.

Betty went to be with the Lord at the age of 91 years after battling multiple health issues. She passed away peacefully holding the hand of her husband Gerald (Jerry) Benson. They shared an amazing love for each other in their marriage of over 61 years.

Betty is survived by her husband, Gerald Benson, and six children: Linda Rohrs (Texas), Timothy Benson (Florida), Lisa van Rensburg (Michigan), Mary Alphs (Virginia), Julie Williams (Virginia), and Michael Benson (Virginia). She has 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Rev. Thomas P. Vander Woude will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. with a viewing at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA.

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