Audrus R. Benson, 94, of Warren, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Warren.
Born on January 16, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Versal Mae Farnsworth Silvis.
Audie owned and operated Audie Benson’s Beauty Shop from 1955 until 1970. She was a member and past president of the Warren Garden Club and was an avid golfer and bowler having played in several area leagues. Audie was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Audie is survived by her 4 children – Cathy Stanko and her husband, Terry, Deanne Palmer, Neil Benson and his wife, Anne, all of Warren, PA, and Keith Benson and his wife, Cindy, of Moon Twp., PA; 5 grandchildren – Andrew Benson, Yvonne Betts, Erica Baumgrotz, Sara Benson, and Julia Benson; 4 great grandchildren – Chris Hall, Joey Nowacki, Alexis Baumgrotz, and Mallorie Baumgrotz; 2 great-great grandchildren; and 3 nieces and 1 nephew. In addition to her parents, Audie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Benson, whom she married on June 25, 1949 in Sheffield, PA, and who died on February 6, 2011, and her granddaughter, Melissa Nowacki.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, for the benefit of the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com