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Rita Benshoof-Darner

April 19, 1932 November 17, 2018
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Obituary for Rita Benshoof-Darner

Rita Benshoof-Darner, 86, of the Madrid Home in Madrid, and formerly of Boone, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Boone County Hospital.

Per her wishes, Rita has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10:30 am, in the Chapel of the Madrid Home, 613 W. North St., with Pastor Marshall Felderman officiating. There will be a one hour visitation before the service at the home. Burial of her cremains will be held at a later date in the Mineral Ridge Cemetery in Ridgeport.

Rita Joann (Land) Benshoof-Darner was born in Boone, Iowa on April 19th, 1932, the daughter of Hosea and Hazel (Harris) Land. She attended school at Boone High School. Rita married Bill Benshoof in Omaha, NE on October 14, 1949. They spent many years living in California and moved back to Boone in the early 1970’s. Rita was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with friends and family, watching crime dramas, and following the Kennedy family. She spent the last five years making new friends and reconnecting with old ones at the Madrid Home while playing bingo and attending church.

Rita is preceded in death by parents, husbands, Bill Benshoof and Frank Darner. Her brother,
Paul Land, her sisters, Wanda DeMartini and Arlie Taylor, and two infant brothers. She is survived by children, Brenda (Michael) Johnson of West Des Moines, and Bill (Kim) Benshoof of Boone; four grandchildren, Charles Johnson, Robyn Branch, Breck (Brian) Hart, and Blaire Benshoof; six great-grandchildren; four siblings, Mae Dannett of Boone, Ruby Riley of Muritta, CA, Janet Land of Wheat Ridge, CO, and Larry (Linda) Land of Fort Myers, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


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Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

9:30 AM 11/24/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/24/2018 10:30:00 AM
Madrid Home Community

613 West North Street
Madrid , Iowa 50156

The family will be present at this time.

Madrid Home Community
613 West North Street Madrid 50156 Iowa
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

24

Nov

10:30 AM 11/24/2018 10:30:00 AM
Madrid Home Community

613 West North Street
Madrid , Iowa 50156

Madrid Home Community
613 West North Street Madrid 50156 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mineral Ridge Final Resting Place

1200 125th Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

1200 125th Street Boone 50036 Iowa
United States
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