Obituary of Carol Benn
~~Kayuta Lake- Carol J. (Jones) Benn, a former resident of Rt. 12, Town of Paris, currently of Kayuta Lake, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Luke’s 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 Rt. 12, Paris Hill, where they lived until 1989. Since 1989, the couple had lived in N.E. Phoenix AZ, and then at Palmetto Fla. 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 N.Y.S. 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; 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, Ryan Devecchio, and ten great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Theodore Jones, in 1993, and by a sister, Jean Holt, in 1975.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation hours on Sunday 4-7 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville and her Memorial Service on Monday, at 11:00 A.M. at the Forestport Presbyterian Church, where Aggie Walker, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of her family at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Town of Kirkland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in Carol’s memory, for student judges in the 5th District NYS Garden Clubs. Please make checks payable to District 5 Judges Council. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the memorial service.