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Norma Benton

Norma Benton Dr. Norma M. Benton, age 90, of Manhattan, died January 23, 2018, at her home in rural Manhattan.

She was born March 8, 1927, in Arkansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Herman and Lena (Shepard) Magnus. Dr. Benton completed her undergraduate studies at Kansas State University in Home Economics. She earned her Master’s Degree at Michigan State University in Medical Technology and then her Ph.D. also from Michigan State in Nutrition.

On June 8, 1968, at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. she was married to Dr. Duane A. Benton.

She worked for the United States Department of Agriculture and later for Borden, Inc. in food nutritional labeling.

Norma enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, birding, was an avid reader, a gourmet cook and enjoyed long road trips. She was a very caring and loving person and was very generous to many organizations.

She was preceded in death by her husband on January 9, 2016; and by her sister Alberta Lynch.

Dr. Benton is survived by her three children: Allen D. Benton (Sandra) of Dublin, OH, Paul N. Benton (Martha) of Atmore, AL, and Dr. Rachel Benton of Interior, SD; four grandchildren: Dr. Stuart Benton (Caitlin) of Dayton, OH, Gary Benton (Amanda) of Ashland, OH, Audra Kitchen of Dublin, OH, and Grace Benton of Washington, D.C.; and two great grandchildren: Taran and Theodore.

Private services for Norma will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangement.

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