Robert E. Benton

WARREN – Robert Eugene Benton, 48, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren from complications due to an illness.

He was born Oct. 18, 1965, in Warren, to Donald E. Benton and Beverly J. Gray Benton.

A factory worker most of his life, Robert enjoyed movies, video games, fishing, sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Robert is survived by his father, Donald E. Benton, and stepmother, Diana Carnahan Benton, of Leavittsburg; his brother, Donald E. (Sheri) Benton Jr. of Hermitage, Pa.; sister, Irene (Paul) Kurtz of Warren; sister, Beth (Brian) Drescher of Warren; stepbrother, Walter Rick Jones of Girard; stepsister, Hope (Rich) Hansen of Hyrum, Utah; stepsister, Pamala (Christopher) Hayes of Leavittsburg; his uncle, Ronald C. Gray; stepuncle, Roy Draa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg, with Pastor Mitchel Meadors officiating.

Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service. A private burial of Robert’s cremated remains will take place later in West View Cemetery in Vernon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, P.O. BOX 285, Kinsman, OH 44428. An online guestbook is available at

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