Charles Benton

Charles E. Benton, 81, of Toronto, OH, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Laurels Nursing and Care Center of Steubenville, OH.

Charles was born July 1, 1932, in Industry, PA, son of the late Walter and Blanche Johnson Benton.

He was Nazarene by faith and was retired from Titanium Metals Corp. in Toronto.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen ‘Kay’ (Lewis) Benton, daughter Sherri Peckens, brother Alfred ‘Buster’ Benton, and his sister Hilda Benton.

Charles leaves behind his son, James ‘Jim’ (Carla) Benton of Richmond, OH; his three daughters, Ronda (Jim) Scott of Groveport, OH, Joyce Benton of Toronto, and Sheryl (Kevin) Huggans of Brilliant, OH; one sister, Luella Larson of LaPine, AL; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 13, at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto with Rev. Robert Carson officiating. Friends and family will gather from 1-2 p.m. for memorial visitation prior to the service at 2 p.m.

Private burial will be held at Island Creek Cemetery in Toronto at the convenience of the family.

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