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Ruth Melissa Legg

Ruth Melissa Legg

Female 1914 - 2002  (88 years)

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  • Name Ruth Melissa Legg 
    Born 28 Jun 1914  Lawrence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Nov 2002  Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9772  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2010 

    Family Raye Luther Benham,   b. 8 Sep 1906, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1984, Rico, Dolores, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1936  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F4232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Ruth Melissa Benham

      Graveside services for Ruth Melissa (Legg) Benham will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Summit Ridge Cemetery. Ruth passed away Nov. 9, 2002, in Peoria, Ariz., at the age of 88. She was born to Amon and Mary Jane Legg on June 28, 1914, in Lawrence County, Ill. She was married to Raye Benham and the two moved from Indiana to Dolores in 1940. The couple lived in Dolores until the early 1960s, when they moved to Rico to open a gas station and convenience store. Ruth has lived near her son, Gary, in Arizona for the last several years. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy; her son, Gary; two grandchildren, Chad and Meridith; one great grandchild, and another on the way. Services will be under the direction of the Ertel Funeral Home.