Deborah Benson, 61, of Eldorado, IL died at 9:32 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at her residence.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at a later date.
Deborah was born on May 6, 1958 in Harrisburg to the late George Benson and the former Carolyn Parks, who survives.
She was a retired schoolteacher from Eldorado Grade School where she taught fifth grade for many years.
She was very involved with the wellness of animals; she worked with pet adoption and pet rescue for many years.
Deborah is survived by her mother, Carolyn Benson of Carrier Mills; son, Kirby (Kayla) King of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Aidan King and Creed King, both of Mount Vernon; uncle, Rex "Buddy" Parks of Ozark; and aunt, Mary Evers of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Benson, and brother, Donald Joe Benson.