Janet M. Benson, 88 years old, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at her home in Centre Township, New Bloomfield. She was born July 7, 1931 in Perry County to Edward and Jennie (Knisely) Wilson. She was a member of the Millerstown Moose and enjoyed doing puzzle books, watching game shows, going to yard sales, reading romance novels, dancing- especially slow dances, playing the claw machine, cooking for her children especially remembering Grams famous fries, and she loved "Elvis".
Janet was the widow of Franklin E. Benson and is survived by her daughters, Tresa K Dressler of Millerstown and Lorrie Bishop of New Bloomfield; Cierra Boyer, her great grand daughter she raised;sister, Patricia Miller of Newport; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Max, Paul, Lenus and Edgar Wilson; sisters, Treva Brown and Ruby Foose and grandson, Jason McNaughton.
Services will be held Tuesday at 3 PM with Pastor Gary Bellis officiating from the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport with a viewing from 2 PM until the service. Burial will follow in Eshcol Cemetery Millerstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.