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Martha Jo Benson
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Obituary for Martha Jo Benson

Funeral service for Martha Benson, 85, of Cyril, Oklahoma, will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Cyril Assembly of God Church with Mike and Chad Benson, officiating. Burial will follow at Celestial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Martha passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at her home in Cyril surrounded by her 2 sons.

Martha Jo Benson was July 14, 1932 in Weatherford, Oklahoma to Joseph and Cecil (Riggins) Cosper. She was #12 of 13 children. She married Bob Benson on June 7, 1947 and the two were happily married for 70 years. Bob and Martha were in ministry for most of their married life, pastoring, remodeling, and building churches and parsonages throughout Oklahoma. Martha owned and operated Martha’s Flowers & Uniques of Cyril for 18 years. She was a member of Cyril Assembly of God Church where she was involved in a women’s group called “Ageless Encouragers”.

She is survived by 2 sons: Dennis Benson, of the home and Mike Benson and his wife Dawn, of Arlington, TX; 1 daughter in law, Donna Benson, of Earlsboro; 1 brother in law, Larry Benson and his wife Diana, of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren: Allen Gaither, LaRonna Anderson, Jonathan Gaither and his wife Nicole, Jeromy Benson and his wife Misty, Brian Benson and his wife Stephanie, Amy Gregg and her husband Jerrod, Alan Benson, Lesley Benson, Chad Benson and his wife Amber, and Krista Sanseverino and her husband Shawn; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Joe and Cecil Cosper; her husband, Bob Benson; her daughter, Bobbi Gaither; her son, Bruce Benson; and 12 siblings.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

5

Jul

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral Home

410 W. Cole
Fletcher, OK 73541

Visitation

Friday

6

Jul

9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fletcher Funeral Home

410 W. Cole
Fletcher, OK 73541

Funeral

Saturday

7

Jul

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cyril Assembly of God

419 Basket Street
Cyril, OK 73029

Cemetery Details

Location

Celestial Gardens

George Deason Drive
Cyril, OK 73029

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