Union, Union County, Oregon
Died in Union, Saturday, May 26, 1927, Mrs. DeLora Benge, wife of David Benge, age 66 years.
She was born at London, Kentucky, March 3, 1861, and came to the Grande Ronde Valley in 1907, where she has since resided. She is survived by her widowed husband and six children: Perry of Los Angeles, Cal., Lee of Strathmore, Cal., Jim, of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. C. M. Porter and Mrs. E. B. Mires of Union; one niece-Mrs. Isaac Schaffer, of Island City, and 10 grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife and mother, a good friend and neighbor and was ever thoughtful of those less fortunate than herself. She was a great sufferer in her last illness but bore all her pain with patience and fortitude. She will be sadly missed by all in her household.
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church in Union Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m., services by Rev. Meggers, of La Grande. Special music by the Union choir, prayer by Rev. Lee. A large crowd attended the funeral. Many old friends and neighbors from out of town were ion attendance. Interment in the Union cemetery.
1927 newspaper item
Contributed by: Larry Rader