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Aug 13 1956

Mrs. Mary Benthall, 82, widow of Otis Benthall, died at 4:30 o'clock Sunday morning (12 Aug 1956) in a nursing home in Evansville.  In 1954 the deceased suffered a broken left hip and four months ago her right hip was broken.


The deceased was born in Posey county and had resided here the greater portion of her life.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Rachel Duckworth Downen, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Farmersville.


Near surviving relatives are two son, Owen Benthal, Mt. Vernon, Justice of the Peace, and Edgar L. Benthall, Evansville.


Funeral services will be held at the Short-Niehaus Funeral Home chapel at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Elder Elmer S. Fleener, Evansville, officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers