Carol J. Benn - 7/19/2017

Carol J. Benn-7/19/2017

KAYUTA LAKE - Carol J. (Jones) Benn, a former resident of Route 12, Town of Paris, currently of Kayuta Lake, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Lukeís Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born in Utica on August 25, 1935, a daughter of Raymond and Gladys Yates Jones. She grew up in the Waterville area, graduating from Waterville High School with the Class of 1953. After that Mrs. Benn graduated from Utica Beauty Culture School with the Class of 1955. For many years thereafter, she was employed as a beautician in the operation of her Clip & Curl Beauty Shop at Paris and Sauquoit. On October 1, 1955, Carol was united in marriage with H. Edward Benn at the Paris Congregational Church on the Green in Paris, NY. In 1958, the couple settled on Route 12, Paris Hill, where they lived until 1989. Since 1989, the couple had lived in NE Phoenix, AZ, and then at Palmetto, Florida, during the winters, and at Kayuta Lake during the summer. Mrs. Benn was a member of Forestport Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon. Carol greatly enjoyed gardening; she was the founder and past president of the Forever Wild Garden Club of Forestport, a member and past president of the Paris Hill Garden Club and was a 5th District Director of the NYS. Garden Clubs. She was a life member in the New York State Federated Garden Club the Arizona Garden Club and the Garden Clubs of Florida. In addition to her husband, Edward (Ed), Carol is survived by two sons, Harold E. Benn, Seminole, FL; and Brian T. Benn, Kayuta Lake; one daughter, Carrie L. Benn, Palmetto, FL; nine grandchildren, Alex Benn, Samantha Benn, Bryan Benn, Kimberly Benn, Justin Benn, Matthew Benn, who predeceased Carol, Kristen Viggiano, Andrew Devecchio, and Ryan Devecchio; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Theodore Jones, in 1993, and by a sister, Jean Holt, in 1975. Relatives and friends were invited to attend visitation hours on Sunday, July 16, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler Street, Boonville and her Memorial Service on Monday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the Forestport Presbyterian Church, where Aggie Walker, pastor, officiated. Interment was private at the convenience of her family at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Town of Kirkland. Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in Carolís memory, for student judges in the 5th District NYS Garden Clubs. Please make checks payable to District 5 Judges Council. For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to