Rosie Nell Benz
(January 23, 1948 - January 3, 2008)
Services for Rosie Nell (Derr) Benz will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 7, 2008 at the Abernathy Aaron Funeral Chapel in Crescent. Rosie passed from this life on January 3, 2008 in Enid, Oklahoma at the age of 59 years.
Rosie was born January 23, 1948 to William and Dora (Beal) Derr. She graduated from Yale High School on May 26, 1966. On May 25, 1968 she married the love of her life and best friend Johney Benz, this union gave her an instant family with four teenage daughters.
Survivors include, her husband Johney of the home; four daughters, Janice Rushing of Freemont, Nebraska, Shirley Risenhoover and husband Terry of Oklahoma City, Marilyn Gatlin and husband Jimmie of Durant, Oklahoma and Dorothy Crowder and husband Jeff of Greenwood, Arkansas; one brother, Raymond Derr and wife Brenda of Beaver Creek, Ohio; seven sisters, Mary Hinshaw and husband Harold, Fern Dennis of Drumright, Oklahoma, Jessie Castleberry and husband Tom of Perkins, Oklahoma, Dora Covey of Oklahoma City, Alice Scolten of Denver, Colorado, Anna Ely and husband Raymond of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Susie Moor and husband Verlin of Stillwater, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Edward and William Derr and by a sister, Martha McClendon; one niece, Rita Kay Castleberry.
Rosie loved being a homemaker and cooking. She liked doing her crafts, fishing and watching races. She also loved spending time with her best friend and husband of forty years. She was involved in many activities and was a member of the Rebekkah Lodge and worked on the Election Board. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Family hour will be from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Sunday, January 6, 2008 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at abernathyaaron.com.
This page was updated: Tuesday, 12-Sep-2017 08:42:28 CDT
This site may be freely linked, but not duplicated in any way without consent.
All rights reserved! Commercial use of material within this site is prohibited!
© 2000-2019 Oklahoma Cemeteries
The information on this site is provided free for the purpose of researching your genealogy. This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities, for your own research, as long as this message remains on all copied material. The information contained in this site may not be copied to any other site without written "snail-mail" permission. If you wish to have a copy of a donor's material, you must have their permission. All information found on these pages is under copyright of Oklahoma Cemeteries. This is to protect any and all information donated. The original submitter or source of the information will retain their copyright. Unless otherwise stated, any donated material is given to Oklahoma Cemeteries to make it available online. This material will always be available at no cost, it will always remain free to the researcher.