Ruby Naomi ''Noma'' Johnson Benton, age 89 and wife of Ray Benton, passed away in her sleep at home in Kerrville, TX, October 6, 2016.
Noma was born April 3, 1927 in Elmore City, OK. to Mansel and Anna Nora Johnson. She had 4 sisters, Daisy, Robbie, Loleta, Dacia, and 1 brother, Charles. She married Homer Pete Minyard Dec. 1943 in Odessa, TX and had two children, Cassandra Dee Minyard Campbell and Larry Wayne Minyard. She and Walter Ray Benton were married Oct. 20, 1969. Her ''Benton'' children were ''Rocky'' Ray L. Benton and Susan Benton Glass. She had six grandchildren: Chris Minyard, April Campbell, Kyla Benton, Dustin Benton, Mark Glass, Allison Glass.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Benton; children, Cassandra, Larry and Susan; and all six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, all of her siblings and Rocky Benton.
She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church in Odessa, TX and sang in the choir and the ladies trio. As a choral trio they were an integral part of the church, performed on a weekly radio show plus the Arthur Godfrey Show, and were offered a national record recording. She was Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Unity of Hill Country Church, Kerrville TX.
She accomplished many things in her life. The greatest of those was the love she gave to many people.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Friday October 14, 2016 at Kerrville Funeral Home, 1221 Junction Hwy Kerrville, TX with Rev. Patty Edwards of Unity of the Hill Country Church officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111
Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel
1221 Junction Hwy.
Kerrville, TX 78028
Friday, October 14, 2016
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