Katherine E. Benson, 97, of Geneseo passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Geneseo. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, September 23rd at the First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. Rev. Dr. Arthur Bergren will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. A visitation for Katherine will be 2 hours prior to the service from 9:00- 11:00 am at the church. Memorials for Katherine may be directed to the First Lutheran Church or Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit. Vandemore Funeral Homes Ltd, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Katherine was born on April 19, 1916 in Bishop Hill, IL to Carl and Irene (Ericson) Anderson. She was united in marriage to Bernard Benson. He preceded her in death in 1988. Katherine had been employed as a sales clerk at the M&W Shoes in Geneseo for many years.
Katherine was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Geneseo as well as the Lutheran Church Women’s Circle. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and several card groups. One of her favorite pastimes was crocheting.
She is survived by her son Robert C. (Kathie) Benson, Geneseo; 3 grandchildren: Dr. Jeff Benson, Julie Martin, Kris Talbot; 2 great grandchildren: Marty Talbot, Travis Talbot.
She was preceded by her husband Bernard, daughter Janice Martin in 2012, a brother Franklin Anderson, and a sister Evelyn Detwieler.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hammond Henry Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit for the care and compassion they showed Katherine as it was her home for over 4 years.