June 7, 1937 - November 27, 2021
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford Anna June Worthy Benson, 84, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford, MS. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, MS. A committal service will be held Monday, December 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., in Bokchito, OK. June was born on June 7, 1937, in Bryan County Oklahoma to Truman Mason and Ruthie Dora Speer. She married the love of her life, John Worthy, while still in high school. They had three boys they raised together in Okmulgee, OK. She was actively involved in her children’s lives taking on the role of President of the PTA, Den Mother for the Cub Scouts, and was affectionately known as a “neighborhood mom.” Later in life, she married Benny Benson of Okemah, OK. After working 18 years in customer service for US Brass/Eljer Industries in the Dallas Metro area, she enjoyed retirement but continued to work part-time. In 2013 she relocated to Oxford, MS to be near her one and only grandson, Bennett. June loved travel (both international and domestic), cheering on her favorite team, the Dallas Mavericks, and spending time with her extended family. Aunt June was loved by her numerous nieces and nephews. She had a contagious laugh and was friendly to everyone she met. June is preceded in death by her husbands, John Henry Worthy and Benny Benson; parents, Truman and Ruthie Speer; son, Jay Worthy; and brother and sister-in-law, Delmar and Betty Speer. She is survived by her two sons, John Mark Worthy, of North Little Rock, AR and Michael (Brooke) Worthy, of Oxford, MS; sister, Deborah Smallwood; special niece, Stanya Bliss; and grandson, John Bennett Worthy. In lieu of traditional flowers, memorials may be made to Memory Makers, a respite day program for caregivers and persons with dementia, at www.memorymakers.org. Please leave online condolences on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford Anna June Worthy Benson, 84, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford, MS. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at St. Peter’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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