Graveside 2 p.m., Monday, Oct.1, 2012, at Elmwood Cemetery in Augusta. Those attending should use the 12th St. entrance.
Ruth was born in Pratt, Kan. on Feb. 26, 1922, to the late Susie (Boyle) and Homer Shepard. Ruth married Hersel Charles Benton and moved to Augusta. She worked as a stockroom employee at Beech Aircraft for 10 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Brenda Lynn McBee; sister, Cleo Verona Haworth; and brother, Edwin A. McCready.
She is survived by: daughter, Lana Sue Payton and husband Jerry of Augusta; son, Larry Dean Benton and wife Kathy of Newton; daughter, Donna Joann Craig of Hutchinson; sister, Norma June Oglesby, of Wichita; 11 grandchildren: 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.