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Margaret L. (Brown) Benson-Burnworth

March 13, 1932 ~ May 31, 2017 (age 85)

Margaret L. Benson-Burnworth, 85, of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 9:13 a.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Wellbrooke of Wabash in Wabash, Indiana. She was born on March 13, 1932 in Bedford, Kentucky to the late Dallas and Mary (Ross) Brown.

Margaret married Vern J. Benson on March 19, 1949, he passed away on May 30, 2003 ; then she married Kenneth H. Burnworth, he passed away on February 11, 2011. Margaret retired from Clark's Grocery Store and worked for Gackenheimer's Drug Store for many years. She was a member of College Corner Brethren Church in Wabash, Indiana. She enjoyed gardening, lunches with her friends, and most of all her family.

She is survived by a son, Ken Benson (Chris) of Wabash, Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Don (Carol) Sweet of Converse, Indiana, Janie Hayslett of Wabash, Indiana, and Mrs. Paul (Mary) Cornett of Wabash, Indiana; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an aunt, Ruby Martin, son in law, Clyde Hayslett and grandson, Tanner Hayslett, along with her parents and husbands.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Lawns Cemetery in Wabash, Indiana.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are directed to College Corner Brethren Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

 Service Information

June 5, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
June 6, 2017

10:00 AM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

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