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Jim Benson

June 25, 1947 — January 28, 2023

Ashland

James Allen “Jim” Benson, 75, of Ashland, died Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Good Shepherd, in Ashland.

Jim was born June 25, 1947, in Atlanta, GA to J.T. and Evelyn Eloise {Gibson} Benson.

He married Rosalie {Stepp} Kiplinger on August 14, 1993.   

Jim worked at K-Mart in South Carolina for 25 and for Landoll in Ohio for 3 years before his retirement. He was a member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Assembly, where he was an usher/greeter and served on Council. Jim loved jigsaw puzzles and word searches. He was an avid sports fan, especially Clemson Football.

Jim will be deeply missed by his wife, Rose; daughter Renee (Jim) Machin of Ashland; grandchildren Reaghan and Emma Machin; a brother John (Nancy) Benson of Pendleton, SC, nieces and nephews, and his mother-in-law Leola Stepp of Ashland.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Alfred Stepp Jr.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel, Ashland.  A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Paul Tracy officiating. The service will be live streamed at https://fweb.tv/95014  or www.robertsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/jim-benson. Burial will be at Ashland County Memorial Park. Online tributes may be made at www.RobertsFuneralHome.com.   Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Pentecostal Assembly, 323 Steele Ave., Ashland, OH 44805.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, February 2, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Roberts Funeral Home - Ashland

1058 US 250 N, Ashland, OH 44805

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Celebration of Life

Friday, February 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Roberts Funeral Home - Ashland

1058 US 250 N, Ashland, OH 44805

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Burial

Private Service

Ashland County Memorial Park

1058 US-250, Ashland, OH 44805

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