Thursday, November 1, 2007

Delbert Cooper "Dub" Benton, 80, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, in his home.

He was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Kansas City, the son of William Arthur and Elizabeth Audrey (Bradley) Benton, Sr. On April 19, 1963, in Belton, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Nell Muncy, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, James Stewart and his wife, Sonia, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Eddie Stewart of Lamour, Calif.; one sister, Joy Jamison, of Kansas City; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and four sisters.

He began school in Kansas City, graduated from high school at Ruskin Grandview, and attended the Community College in Kansas City. He was a member of the United States Coast Guard during World War II and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a surveyor for the Kansas City District Army Corps of Engineers until his retirement. In 1983 he moved to Shell Knob to make his home and was Viola Road Commissioner for nine years. He was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob.

A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

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