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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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V. MAXINE BENSON
V. Maxine (Still) Benson, 95, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Living Center West in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1363 First Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
V. Maxine (Still) Benson was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Newton, Iowa, the daughter to Roy and Gladys (McWhinney) Still. Maxine graduated from Newton High School and worked at the Maytag office. She married John Benson on Aug. 26, 1945, in Newton. After moving to Cedar Rapids, she worked for the Cedar Rapids Community School District as an elementary school secretary for 18 years.
Maxine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church since 1947. She was active in Home Missionary and Mary Martha Guild. Maxine volunteered at the Mercy Hospital Gift Shop and enjoyed painting as a member of Creative Artists.
Maxine is survived by a daughter, Jane Jiroutek of Cedar Rapids; a son, Scott (Donna) Benson of Marion; three grandchildren, Amy Wyss of Georgia, Kari Drymon (Jerry) of Nebraska and Dustin (Rachael) Wyss of Georgia; and four great-grandchildren, Dylan Wyss, Shae, Avery and Gabrielle Drymon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John (Jack) Benson; two brothers; and two sisters.
The family would like to thank the staff at Living Center West for their loving care of Maxine for the past four years.
Memorials can be made to the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.
Online condolences may be conveyed at www.cedarmemorial.com.