Skip to main content

Jane Patricia Benton

October 29, 2013

Jane Patricia Benton, 91, of East Cardott Street, Ridgway, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Ridgway on March 22, 1922, the daughter of Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert.
She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a faithful member of St. Leo's Catholic Church. She married Loraine Joseph Benton, he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Benton of Ridgway, and Randall Benton of Clearwater, Fla.; a sister, Vivian Rigard of Terrace Apts., St. Marys; a niece, Kathleen Davis of Boston, Mass.; and by a daughter-in-law, Lynn Benton of Orchard Park, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and by her son, David Benton.
A Memorial Mass for Jane Benton will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. Celebrating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor of St. Leo's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Leo's Catholic Church, 111 Depot St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601.

The St. Marys Area Dutch wrestling team opened their home dual meet season with a 42-21 victory...
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 55-34...
The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team defeated the visiting Bellefonte squad 121.125-114....
On March 14, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a contentious piece of legislation...