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Joan Benson

Joan Benson, 82, of Millersport, passed away on November 9, 2018. She was born on May 3, 1936, to the late Wilma and James Allen Sr.

Joan was a long time member of Lancaster Emanuel Lutheran Church. She also proudly answered the fire phone from 1960-1984 for the Millersport Volunteer Fire Department.

She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Lynn (Gordan) Ford; sons, James Lewis Benson, and John Mark Benson; granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Benson; great grandchildren, Gavin Lewis Jones, Trianna Nickole Phillips, and Kameron Handley; sisters, Jane Ann Ranalli, and Carol Lynn Stalter; and several nieces and nephews.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Roger L. Benson; grandson, Joshua James Jarrett; sisters, Betty Barnes, and Suzanne Schilling; brother, James W. Allen Jr.; and her parents.

A funeral service was held November 14, 2018, in the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore, officiated by Pastor Mark Raddatz. Burial followed at the Millersport Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to the Millersport Fire Department, P.O. Box 404, Millersport, OH 43046 in Joan’s memory.

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