Minnie Lou Benedict

October 5, 1933September 3, 2018
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Minnie Lou Benedict passed away peacefully on Monday, September 3, 2018, in Fillmore CA, after a six month bout with inoperable brain cancer. She was 84. Minnie Lou was born on October 5, 1933 in Fillmore Ca. to Aver and Dossie Grimes. She lived in Fillmore nearly all of her life. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1953, and then worked as a retail clerk for a few years and later as a part time assistant to her father in the management of his business enterprises, which included citrus ranching, an RV park, property management and other small businesses. As a young woman, her favorite pastime was riding and caring for her horses. For decades, she regularly attended Fillmore Methodist Church and later attended First Baptist Church in Fillmore for more than 25 years until her passing. She was married to James L. Benedict, of Ventura, who preceded her in death in 1993. They had no children. In the past three decades, she was actively involved with her extended family and kept up on current events. Her sense of civic responsibility led her to vote in every election since 1957. She was a generous contributor to churches, other religious organizations, and medical charities. She is survived by her niece, Mary Grimes of Ventura, three first cousins, Ventura County, one first cousin in Sacramento, and two first cousins in other states. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, 600 Central Avenue, Fillmore. Memorial service will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11a.m. at the Skillin-Carroll Mortuary, with interment immediately following at Bardsdale Cemetery, 1698 S. Sespe Street.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Denise Taylor

September 13, 2018

Minnie Lou, you were such a wonderful and loving friend for so many years to my mother, Norma Jean (Moffett) Henningsen, as well as our whole family. I remember her saying you worked at Sears together and were also roommates around that time. You have been a part of our whole family since then. Your love and many blessings will be truly missed by all of us Taylors, Haywoods, Killgores and Moffetts. With much love, Michael, Denise, Brendon and Cameron Taylor

Mike Horn

September 13, 2018

Minnie Lou,
Your thoughtfulness and kind heart will always be remembered and cherished. God has now a precious & loving friend, the one we have lost. Mike, Sally, Ryan & Eryn. John 14: 1-3

Wendy Rodriguez

September 12, 2018

I am saddened to hear of Minnie's passing today.
And to her family, especially Marla, Mike, Heidi, and Renee,, my heart reaches out to you as you hug her so long.
But I am thankful of the family gatherings we enjoyed together.
I looked forward to our conversations and her impeccably well dressed
And makeup modern trends she embraced.
She always surprised me by recalling our last conversation topics !
She always asked about my travels and showed me a selfless heart .
Minnie Lou was a Christian example of God's love for others.
No doubt she is in Paradise ( with her makeup on ).
Wendy Rodriguez

Christina Alvary

September 11, 2018

Minne Lou, she loved family functions. I enjoyed talking with Minnie Lou. Minnie Lou loved the Lord. " I LOVE THE LORD" she would tell me. You will be missed greatly. I was honored to have met you.

Heidi Glass

September 11, 2018

Minnie Lou will be missed. Her laughter and kindness along with her endless supply of fruit gems will always be a fond memory.