Julia Lee Benson (83) left this world on April 29, 2021 and is now celebrating with her Lord and Savior.
She was born in Ellsworth, KS June 5, 1937 to Roland T. and Ada Faye (Kline) Newsome. She graduated from Salina Central High School, Salina KS in 1955. She married Floyd R. Benson June 5, 1955 in Salina, KS. They moved to Ft. Collins, CO in 1963 where they were instrumental in starting several churches. In 1972 they moved to Liberal for Floyd to pastor the Grace Baptist Temple. Julie worked for Chuck McKeen at McKeen Optical for many years. Most recently she was the custodian at the First Christian Church.
Children: Vicki Stow of Independence, MO. Steve (Donna) Benson of Liberal, KS. Sue (Tim) Sadler, Coweta, OK.
Grandchildren: Jerry (Becky) Stow, Lafayette, CO. Kristi Stow, Independence, MO. Kristen (Reggie) Anthony, Andover, KS. Jeff (Mimi) Sadler, Brighton, CO. Thomas (Kendra) Benson, Liberal, KS. Bradley (Linda) Benson, Liberal, KS. Clayton (Hope) Benson, Lubbock, TX.
Brother Harry Newsome of Salina, KS. Sisters-in-law Pat Newsome, Salina, KS and Phyllis (Jerry) Ihlow, Las Vegas, NV.
Twelve great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd in 2007. One brother, David Newsome, in 2000. One sister, Yvonne Murphy in 2015 and one granddaughter, Amy Sadler, in 1981.
Per Julie’s request there will not be any public memorial. A private family service was held.
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