Thomas Hart Benton (Tom) was born on August 20, 1925, to Alma Louise and Nathaniel Wise Benton in Springfield, Mo. He died on September 5, 2018. Tom traveled all over the world with Barbara and Eastern Star as well as being Worthy Grand Patron for the State of Oklahoma in 2001, The Hugs and Kisses family.Tom is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Benton, of the home and his children; Thomas H. Benton, Norman; Barbara C. Jones (Ty), Oklahoma City; Paula Sue Fernandez, Kingston. His grandchildren Ginger Benton, Norman; Will Fernandez (Jeri Kaye), Norman; Travis Fernandez, Moore; Alana Fernandez Barney (Robert), Nashville. Brother Sam Benton (Ruth), Arvada, Co., and cousin Jessie Benton and husband Richie Guerin, Baja, Mexico. Nephew Sam Benton, Jr (Susie) and Niece Laura Naccarato (Mark) all of Arvada. Co, as well as many wonderful friends.The family has requested in lieu of flowers a memorial donation in Toms name be made to Oklahoma Grand Chapter of OES designated for Heart. The address is 1415 N. Walnut, Guthrie, OK 73044-2003.The Memorial Service for Tom Benton will be held at St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Sunday, September 23, at 3 pm.
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