Penny Kay Benjamin Perry, Michigan Obituary

Penny Kay Benjamin

Penny Kay Benjamin, 75, of Perry, passed away at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11:00am at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Perry Chapel. Pastor Marlene Webster will preside. The Benjamin family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Penny was born on December 26, 1945, in Howell, Michigan to the late August and Muriel S. (Swegles) Smith. After graduating from Webberville High School, she went to work for Auto Owners Insurance as a file clerk. Later, she spent time as a cook at Big Boy, and after marrying Claude Clarence Benjamin on October 23, 1964, she became a full time dairy farmer and a mother of four. She enjoyed Sunday family dinners, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Penny is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Claude, their children; Lisa (Rick) Ridenour, Michelle Morse (Doug Kline), Michael (Denise) Benjamin, and Tammy (Tom) Kent. Her grandchildren; Shawna (Joe) Clark, Sheyenne Ridenour, Chase Ridenour (Skylee Sherman), Brock Morse (Kristen Powers), Bridget (Kyle) Wenger, DJ Kline (Katie Fuoss), Derek Kline, Hannah (Larry) Marrah, Allison (Bryan) Johnson, Kayla (Devin) Seger, Christopher (Jenna) Benjamin, Clinton (Courtney) Benjamin, Adam Sinn (Miranda Brown), Makenna Gehringer, Constance Kent, Karley Kent, Kurtis Kent, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her sisters; Sheila McKinney and Jody (Fred) Royce, and her faithful companion, Dozer. She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Soni, Marilyn, and Pat. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Shiawassee County Humane Society or Memorial Healthcare Hospice. Online condolences can be shared at
December 26, 1945 - October 13, 202112/26/194510/13/2021
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Teresa Nurkett
a day ago
May you Rest In Peace Penny! You have always been a part of the Collins family! You will always be loved and in our hearts & missed.
Nola Hudson
a day ago
So sorry to hear of Penny's passing. It has been quite some time since I last saw Penny but those years we shared way back when I remember well and how much fun Penny was, always had a smile. She certainly loved her family! Sending big hugs, Nola (Slocum) Hudson
Lori Turner-Thomas
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LeAnn Gerard
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A lot of good memories! Eddie working on the farm. Working in town I had the pleasure of assisting her. Always very kind patient and witty! No matter always a smile leading to a laugh! Seeing them at the race track was always fun too Our! Our heartfelt sympathy and thoug... Continue Reading
BJ Lanning
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Cardinal Fabricating, Inc.
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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