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Ann Benson

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Funeral services for Ann Benson of Lee's Summit, Missouri, formerly of Morris will be held Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Todd Mattson will be officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

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Ann Emma (Hanson) Benson, daughter of Lewis and Emma (Podratz) Hanson, was born on September 3, 1925 in Swan Lake Township in Stevens County, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She received her education at School District #10. Following her schooling, she married Lowell Benson on November 13, 1945. She and Lowell raised four children and spent their lives together in Morris.

She is survived by four children: Diane Lunning of Lee's Summit, MO, Mike Benson, Steve Benson and Roger Benson all of Columbia Heights; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Ellen (Lynn) Farwell of Morris and two sisters-in-law, Verna Hawkinson and Elanda Hanson both of Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell, in 2001; her parents and by brothers and sisters, Martin Podratz, Rose Hanson, Lewis Hanson, Melvin Hanson, twins, Clifford and Alfred Hanson, Marie Johnson and Carl Hanson.

Pallbearers for service are: Jesse Benson, Andy Benson, Adam Benson, Michael Benson, Dick Hawkinson and Marvin Hanson. Deb Mahoney will serve as organist for the service, with Dave Windhausen serving as soloist. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

To send condolences to the family, visit www.pedersenfh.com and click on obituaries.

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