WASHINGTON — Dorothy L. Benjamin, 74, of Washington, devoted mother and angel, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Tuesday. Born Jan. 25, 1938, in Martin County, she was the daughter of William and Hazel (Todd) Craney. She had worked at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane for 20 years. A member of St. Martin Catholic Church, she was a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul store. She was a wonderful, strong, loving individual who took the time to help others in need, lend an ear and be a shoulder to cry on. She was full of wisdom and always had a smile and kind word for everyone she met. She will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers and numerous friends. She is survived by five sons, William W. Benjamin Jr. and wife Linda of North Carolina, Doug Benjamin of Odon, Nicholas Benjamin and friend Lou of Indianapolis, Samuel Benjamin and wife Robin of Indianapolis, and Scott “Chopper” Benjamin of Washington; four daughters, Cynthia Hartman and husband Dwight of Madison, Tenn., Christina Fines and husband Larry of Switz City, Susan Cain and husband Kyle of Uhland, Texas, and Kimberly Hicks and husband Joey of Bedford; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Patsy Frye, Helen Trowbridge, Bernadette Abel and Margaret Fegan; and a brother, Eddie Craney. Her husband, William Benjamin Sr., is deceased. Also preceding her in death are her parents; a daughter, Julia Ann Benjamin; a sister, Marie Arvin; and brothers, Donald, Tommy and Leo Craney. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Erbacher officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Poindexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home, Odon Chapel.
Jan. 25, 1938 - Aug. 7, 2012
Ronald J. Robling, 73, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.
Benny Ivan McDermed, 78, of Washington, died at 10:58 p.m. Monday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Born July 5, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Orval and Ivana (Terrell) McDermed.
Aaron Max Banta, 72, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. Aaron was born April 17, 1941, in Washington, the son of Harold Max and Ermel Louise (Stafford) Banta.
William Forest Malone, 69, born in Scotland, Ind., to Ernest C. and Hazel I. (Woodruff) Malone, passed from this life after a brief illness at his home on Tuesday.
Roy C. Fisher, 82, passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lawrence County, Ill., he was the son of Willard and Martha (Timms) Fisher.
Sue Ann Armes
Sue Ann Armes, 66, of Washington, died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Born Oct. 22, 1946, in Washington, she was the daughter of John W. and Vonlue (Himsel) Barber.
Makenlie Robinson (Lakatos)
Makenlie Jean Robinson (Lakatos) was granted her angel wings Friday, following a short illness.
Mary Lou Henson
Mary Lou Henson, 74, of Washington, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Saturday at Washington Nursing Center. She was born April 1, 1939, in Washington.
Daniel E. Foster
Daniel E. Foster, 65, died Thursday afternoon at his residence.
Born Dec. 3, 1947 in Montgomery, he was the son of Virgil and Mary (Yates) Foster. He graduated from Alfordsville High School in 1965.
Mary Fay Willis, 85, of Washington, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at Eastgate Manor. Born July 24, 1927, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Farris and Chrystal (Lamb) Wise.
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