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Published December 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Virginia M. Benning

Virginia M. Benning, 89, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 3 at Concordia Health and Rehab in Bella Vista. She was born on December 3, 1924 to Henry and Marie Orth and grew up on a farm outside Stoneville, South Dakota.

After moving to Minneapolis she attended Business College, and met and married George Benning. They ventured north to Moorhead, Minnesota where they raised three sons. They retired to Bella Vista in 1996. She enjoyed golf and playing bridge, and was a member of United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista. Her husband preceded her in death.

Virginia M. Benning

Virginia M. Benning, 89, of Bella Vista, Arkansas died Tuesday, December 3 at Concordia Health and Rehab in Bella Vista. She was born on December 3, 1924 to Henry and Marie Orth and grew up on a farm outside Stoneville, South Dakota.

After moving to Minneapolis she attended Business College, and met and married George Benning. They ventured north to Moorhead, Minnesota where they raised three sons. They retired to Bella Vista in 1996. She enjoyed golf and playing bridge, and was a member of United Lutheran Church in Bella Vista. Her husband preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sons, David Benning and his wife, Marge of Denver, Colorado; Paul Benning and his wife, Ruby of Bismarck, North Dakota; and Jim Benning and his wife, Karen of Anchorage, Alaska.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 9 at 10:00 a.m. at United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road, Bella Vista, Arkansas. Arrangements are being coordinated by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista.

Online condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com

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