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Elizabeth Benge dies at 89



Elizabeth Johanna Peterson Benge, 89, of Whitesburg, died December 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born in Falls City, Neb., to the late Willis John and Clara Elsie Winkler Peterson, she had lived most of her life in Letcher County.

She was the widow of Roy Benge, and a sister of the late Willis J. Peterson Jr., Keith Peterson, Robert Peterson and Richard Lee Peterson.

She had worked for many years as a seamstress, and was a member of the Methodist

Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Jo Benge Sexton and Robert David Seth, of Willow Wood, Oh.; three sons, Roy Earl Benge and wife Deborah of Seco, Gary L. Benge and wife Sharon of Ashland, and Kevin E. Benge and wife Debbie of Dry Ridge; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Dean Peterson of California.

Funeral services for Mrs. Benge were held December 7 in Neon. Burial was in Whitaker Cemetery at Whitaker.



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