Sandra Eulean Benson

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sandra Benson, 76, of Piggott, Ark., passed away after a brave fight with Alzheimer’s disease on December 24, 2018. She was born on September 17, 1942, in Rector, Ark., to Conley and Versie (Jetton) Speer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Darrell Speer.

She is survived by her husband, Gail Benson; her sons and their wives, Richard and Joyce Benson of Rector, Greg and Brandy Benson of Paragould, Ark. and Stanley and Jennifer Benson of Piggott; grandchildren, Matthew and Johanna Benson and Tana Benson; her brothers and sister-in-law’s, Weldon and Susie Speer of Miami, Okla., Aaron and Sue Speer of Marmaduke, Ark. and Linda Speer of Rector.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Irby/Mitchell Funeral Home in Rector. The service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at the Irby/Mitchell Funeral Home. Interment will be at Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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