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Nancy Faye Benton

Nancy Faye Benton, aged 75, of Edgar Springs, passed away on the morning of Sunday October 17, 2021.

Nancy was born to Lloyd and Lavina (Michel) Johnson in Sabetha, Kansas. She spent the majority of her early years in Strathmore, California with her parents, sisters Vicki and Cathy, and her brother Dale.

In 1972 Nancy was united in marriage to the love of her life Rhuel Benton in Rolla, Missouri and moved to Edgar Springs in 1978 to raise their three children.

Nancy worked for over 25 years at Kroger establishing long-standing relationships with many of the people of Rolla. As a result of these relationships her children soon discovered they could get away with NOTHING without their mom soon finding out about it. Upon her retirement from Kroger, Nancy was able to follow her passion in life by raising and showing championship caliber dogs.

Nancy was strong-willed, quick witted, and not shy to insert sarcasm in order to “tell it like it is”. Her sassy assessments were always followed up with a smile and a hug. Her door was always open, and a room was always available to anyone that needed it.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father Lloyd, her mother Lavina, her sisters Vicki and Janice, a son Steven, and a grandson Chance

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Rhuel; her daughters Kimberly and Rachel and son Jeffrey; as well as grandchildren Drazen, Milan, Alyssa, Izaiah, Zaryah, and Zachary as well as great-grandchildren Keyshawn, Monty, Ava, Caroline, Collin, Charlotte, and Cade. These grandchildren were the light and love of her life, and they will carry her with them forever. She is also survived by her brothers Dale and Norman and sisters Cathy and Zelma.

A private family graveside service at Carr Cemetery in Cook Station, Missouri is planned.

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Rhuel: Did not hear of Nancy's passing until Saturday. So sorry to hear this.

Myrl Devins Oct 25 2021 8:23 AM

I didn't hear about Nancy until this morning Rhuel, and I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with her many years and the description of her in the write-up was spot on. Her kindness and generosity and sweet disposition made her a pleasure to work with. She even offered me a place to stay if I ever needed one, and yes, people would come in to the store and give her updates on her kids. But the obit failed to mention how much she loved playing and being on the receiving end of pranks. I remember working with her and another office gal one morning before the store opened. Let's just say there was a mouse, a cash drawer, and then a scream. I can't remember if she's the one who put the mouse in the drawer or if she's the one who opened the drawer only to find a mouse in it. I do however know that Kurt was the one who provided the mouse for the prank because he appeared at the office window almost before the scream was over with a huge grin on his face. She made it a fun place to work, and I am very sad to know she's no longer with us.

Winnie Gunn Oct 24 2021 12:06 PM

Rhuel, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. I have known the two of you for years. We had some fun times. Sending caring thoughts to you. Lynn

Lynn Mosteller Oct 20 2021 7:22 PM