Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Friday, July 22, 2016, 11:00am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1 Trinity Place, Greenville, PA
Rev. Lee Penvose, Pastor, officiating
Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery
Dr. Twylah C. Benson, age 86, of Clinton St., Greenville, passed away on Saturday morning, July 16, 2016 in her residence.
Mrs. Benson was born in Wheaton, Minnesota on March 24, 1930 to Edmund H. and Blanche E. (Oberg) Lundquist. She was a 1948 graduate of Wheaton High School and had attended Gustavus Adolphus College and received her B.A. and M.A .from the University of Houston and had received her PhD. from Wayne State University. She had been employed at Thiel College for 25 years as a Professor of Sociology.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville, where she was active with the choir and social ministries. On April 7, 1951 she married Rev. George C. Benson, he preceded her in death on May 23, 1998.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Benson Babri of Akron, OH and Ann Benson Bermudez and her husband Daniel of South Haven, MI; a sister, Yvonne Johanson and her husband Don of Wheaton, MI; two grandchildren, Homayun Babri and his wife Katherine and Ingrid Babri, and one great-grandchild, Cyrus Babri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Spencer Lundquist.
Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.