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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Georgia Anna Belle Thomasson Benning

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  • Georgia Anna Belle Thomasson Benning
    74, of Louisiana
    Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Anna Belle Thomasson Benning, 74, of Louisiana, Mo., will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana, Mo. Mrs. Benning passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
    She was born April 9, 1938, in Farmer, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Genevieve Thomasson.
    She married John Davis Benning Sr., on Sept. 15, 1957, at the First Christian Church in Louisiana. He preceded her in death Aug. 24, 2012.
    Anna Belle is survived by one son, John Davis Benning Jr., and wife, Kim of Louisiana, Mo.; one granddaughter, Meghann Harrison and husband Daniel; and a grandson, John Elliott Benning, all of Louisiana, Mo.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Genevieve Thomasson.
    Mrs. Benning had been employed by Kroger Grocery Store in Louisiana for 24 years before retiring.
    In her pastime she enjoyed playing Bluegrass music, traveling, woodworking, photography, computers and her two favorite dogs, Velvet and Violet.
    Pallbearers are John Whitaker, Jeff Elmore, Les Myers, Kenneth Myers, Gary Gardner and Brandon Brown.
    Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association in care of Collier Funeral Homes Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.
    Online condolences may be sent to www.collierfuneral.com.
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