Betty Benton


Betty Jane Benton, 89, of Hereford, Ariz., formerly of Bloomington, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 7, 2015) at Garden Terrace in Sierra Vista, Ariz.     A graveside service for Betty will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Funks Grove Cemetery, McLean. The Rev. Chad Sparks will officiate. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.

Betty was born March 2, 1925, in Bloomington, to Glover and Bertha Leigh Swearingen. She married the Rev. Dean L. Benton on May 30, 1942, in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2005, in Bloomington.

She is survived by one son, Dean (Linda) Benton, Hereford, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Michael Benton, April Anjard and Matthew Benton; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Rosemary Wall, Bloomington; and two brothers, James and Robert Swearingen, both of Bloomington. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two great-grandsons, three sisters and three brothers.

 She was a homemaker and a member of Covell Community Church.

Memorials may be made to her church or the Alzheimer's Association.