Mary Benson to mark 102nd birthday

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KENSINGTON–Mary (James) Benson of Kensington will celebrate her 102nd birthday on July 22. She was born on July 22, 1915, to Evan and Ruth James. Mrs. Benson, a 1933 graduate of Minerva High School, is the oldest member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Dungannon. Her husband, Paul Benson, is deceased. The honoree has two children, Linda Sue Beadnell and Harry Lee Challis (deceased); two grandsons, Stephen Beadnell (Kathy) and David Beadnell (Cathy); a great-granddaughter, Krista Rae Pine (John); and two great-great-grandchildren, Ross and Reese Hissam.

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