Lois J. Benson
April 21, 1929 – March 6, 2021
Lois Jeanne Benson, 91, passed away peacefully at home in Connecticut, March 6, 2021, with family and caregivers by her side. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 21, 1929, to William Arthur Glass and Romaine Lillian Krum Glass. Lois was a longtime resident of Hockessin, Delaware and resided in Groton, Connecticut for the past three years. She was a 1947 graduate of Penn High School. Lois graduated from IUP with a degree in Art where she met her husband, John Benson. She got a position teaching art in John’s hometown of Ridgway, PA and they were married June 5, 1954. When they moved to Delaware Lois became an educator in the art department of the Christina School District until her retirement in 1990. She was on the board of the Center of Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE. Lois was an accomplished artist and enjoyed working in all aspects of art, especially making her own jewelry and designing her own house. She was very creative in all she did.
Lois and John shared a love of music with their children. She sang soprano in the Ridgway, Hockessin and Ebenezer Methodist Church choirs throughout the years. During her last years in Connecticut, she enjoyed Bible studies with the Greater New London Area Bible Students.
Lois is predeceased by her husband, John, of 64 years. She is survived by her children, Lynne Freeman, Jonathan Benson (Jewel Benson) and Lori Benson; four grandchildren, Courtney Powell Massey (Ken Massey), Paul Benson (Ashley Benson), John Freeman and Melanie Freeman; a great grandson, Barrett Massey. Lois was predeceased by her daughter, Jan Benson.
We are thankful to Lois’ loving and supportive caregiving company (LYLAS), members of Hospice and all those who offered support and prayers. Due to COVID-19 there will be no funeral service at this time.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Lois J. Benson
March 15, 2021
Dear Family of Lois and John,
I am writing on behalf of all the members of the Ebenezer Methodist church choir. We had the honor of having Lois and John in our choir for many, many years. They were both so pleasant, kind and enthusiastic and mainstays in their respective sections (soprano and bass). Lois kept John in line. She and John were always so much fun to talk to and to share with. We will always think of them with love and warmth. We only wish we could have known them longer. I am sure they are singing with the angels and deserve all the beauty and love God has to offer.
Sincerely, Sharon J. Keeler
March 14, 2021
My late husband, Walt, and I have been members of Hockessin United Methodist Church for a long time. Walt was a member of the choir when John was choir director. We were so blessed to have known both Lois and John all those years. My heart and sympathy goes out to the family of Lois and John. May God Bless You.
March 14, 2021
Our favorite memory of Lois was having ice cream parties with her. She loved her ice cream and we loved her. She was always happy and witty during those times. The connection always brought a smile to our faces. Bruce would always make her laugh. She was so loved. Her family took the best care of her and she always expressed her gratefulness about her living situation. She will always hold a place in our hearts.
Diane and Bruce
March 12, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. Lois and John were beloved members of the Ebenezer UMC choir. I remember that when it came time for passing the peace in our church services, she would turn around from the front row of the choir and blow a kiss back to "that handsome man in the back row." I miss both of them. God bless you with His comfort and peace.
March 11, 2021
My sympathies to the family.
Your Mom is back with your Dad in Music Heaven.
Mr. Benson was my teacher at Skyline Junior High, in Wilmington, Delaware when it opened in 1967.
He and Mr. Mills were a great Music Department.
March 10, 2021
Jonathan and Jewel, I want to extend my deepest condolences to you both at this sorrowful time. Lois was so lucky to have both of you taking care of her. She was a lovely lady and I will remember her fondly. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may Lois rest in eternal peace. Sincerely, Denise from Beltone