Celebration of Life Services: Will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cumberland Community Building in Cumberland, Iowa with a luncheon immediately following the service. Pastor Mike Martin will officiate the service. Burial will be held at the Greenfield Cemetery in Greenfield, Iowa, following the luncheon. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com. The Lamb Funeral Home of Massena is in charge of professional arrangements.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Building.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening, July 20th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Cumberland Community Building.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Ronald Benton Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Ronald Jay Benton was born February 17, 1941, the son of Wayne and Blanch (Cowden) Benton in Greenfield, Iowa. He passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022, at his home in Cumberland, Iowa, at the age of 81.
Ron attended country school north of Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School. On April 29, 1961, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Ann Cline in Creston, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Terresa, Terry, Tony and Todd. They lived in Guthrie Center for six months and Panora for one year and then moved to Cumberland. Ron worked for the city of Cumberland for 51 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Beryl (Shirley), Eldon and Marion Benton; one sister, Nadine (Fred) Nielsen; and great granddaughter, Charlotte Feldhans.
He is survived by his daughter, Terresa Knapp (Brian) of Lohrville, Iowa; three sons, Terry Benton of Cumberland, Tony Benton (Jeni) of Springville, Iowa and Todd Benton (Jenny) of Farmington Hills, Michigan; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ardith Benton of Greenfield; other relatives and friends.