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Lois Benfield

August 6, 1929 - June 16, 2019
Traverse City, MI



Tuesday, July 2, 2019
1:00 PM EDT
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI 48442

Life Story / Obituary


Lois Jean Benfield, age 89, of Traverse City, Michigan, formerly of Davisburg, Michigan, passed away on June16, 2019, at Joy Givers Senior Home in Traverse City.

Lois Jean was born on August 6, 1929, to Perry and Marjorie (Joslin) Nichols in Fenton, Michigan, where she grew up on a large farm with her parents and grandparents Lois (Story) and Americ Joslin. She married Lewis C. Benfield, Jr., on August 11, 1951. He preceded her in death in January of 2011.

Lois Jean was very active in the Davisburg Rotary Club for many years; and had many friends in the Davisburg area prior to relocating in Traverse City. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephew from the Carolinas, Florida, and Michigan.

Surviving are her children, Rex (Kristin) Benfield of Free Soil, and Ned (Linn) Benfield of Traverse City; three grandchildren, Jay (Christine) Benfield of Stafford, Virginia, Daniel Benfield and Elia Benfield, both of Traverse City; and 6 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Zachary, Joshua, Matthew, Liam, and Thomas.

Lois Jean was also preceded in death by her sister, Noreen, from Taylorsville, North Carolina.

Committal will be held July 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Road, Holly, Michigan, 48442.

Special thanks to Joy Givers Senior Home for their excellent care and to Hospice of Grand Traverse County.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, https://lifestorytc.com/.